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Run to the Hills
Iron Maiden
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Flight 666: Rock Band Edition
Year 1982
Genre Metal
Language English
Source Rock Band
Release 20 November 2007
Rating RaitingSR.png Supervision Recomm.
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Bass redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png NoNo Part
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Male singer
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3-part harmonies
Big Rock Ending

Run to the Hills is a song in Rock Band by Iron Maiden which is arguably the hardest non-exportable song in the game Rock Band. It is placed in the final 'Impossible' tier for every part besides guitar and bass (except on the Wii version, where it is in the final tier for band and 7th tier for all other instruments). It is especially famous for its drum part, which has 20 notes per measure for most of the song, and is very difficult (in comparison to a similar beat on Orange Crush) because of the fast tempo. The guitar solo is also quite difficult, with a mess of complex trills and scales. Also, the song frequently and unexpectedly changes tempo, ever so slightly, which requires the drummer to make subtle shifts in sticking in order to keep a combo. Keep in mind that the Wii version drops drum notes frequently, and therefore it may be much more challenging to pass on the Wii (and impossible to 5-star).

Run to the Hills (Original Version) was released as downloadable content on Rock Band 2 and is supposedly one of the hardest downloadable songs. Though the guitar solo is many times more difficult to master due to notes being off-beat, it arguably does not compare to monsters such as Panic Attack and Visions.


To hit those nasty triple strums (which make up the majority of the bass part and a smaller part of the guitar part), try strumming down up down, down up down, down up down... rather than down up down, up down up, down up down... Of course, this method takes practice, but is quite efficient, and is useful when playing many other songs (such as Barracuda, Raining Blood, and Devil Went Down to Georgia).

The drum part is much easier than it looks, but it is very tiring and requires good stamina. If you have played Everlong on Rock Band 2, it is the same pattern, although the foot pedals are always on beat, and Run to the Hills changes tempo quite often, ranging from about 120 BPM in the intro, to around 170-190 in the the rest of the song.




Rock Band 2 Run To The Hills (Original) DLC Full Band Gold Stars