The Grammy nominees are out!
I stopped paying attention decades ago. The Recording Academy seems to be out of touch with real music fans, at least in the Rock categories. However, this year, the Rock nominees seem pretty respectable.
Here they are:
Best Rock Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.
AC/DC - "Shot In The Dark"
Black Pumas - "Know You Better"
Chris Cornell - "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Deftones - "Ohms"
Foo Fighters - "Making A Fire"
Best Metal Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.
Deftones - "Genesis"
Dream Theater - "The Alien"
Gojira - "Amazonia"
Mastodon - "Pushing The Tides"
Rob Zombie - "The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation and Superstition)"
Best Rock Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Weezer - "All My Favorite Songs" (Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson & Ilsey Juber, songwriters)
Kings Of Leon - "The Bandit" (Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters )
Mammoth WVH - "Distance" (Wolfgang Van Halen, songwriter)
Foo Fighters - "Waiting On A War" (Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters)
Paul McCartney - "Find My Way" (Paul McCartney, songwriter)
Best Rock Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.
AC/DC - PWR/UP
Black Pumas - Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A
Chris Cornell - No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
Foo Fighters - Medicine At Midnight
Paul McCartney - McCartney III
The Grammy Awards will be on CBS January 31st!