It’s officially Grammy nomination day, so now we know which rock and metal artists received nominations for their recent works.
The eligibility period to be nominated for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards was Sept. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021, so it’s no surprise to see several nominations for AC/DC, Foo Fighters and Deftones in the rock categories. The latter of the three actually received a nomination for both the rock and metal categories this time around, though, so kudos to them.
Other artists nominated include Chris Cornell, Gojira, Dream Theater, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Weezer, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Black Pumas and Mammoth WVH, who made their musical debut last year with the emotional Eddie Van Halen tribute song “Distance.” Halsey’s Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross-produced If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power made the cut for the Best Alternative Music Album category, as did St. Vincent’s Daddy’s Home.
See all of the rock and metal nominees below.
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Best Rock Performance
AC/DC / “Shot in the Dark”
Black Pumas / “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)”
Chris Cornell / “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Deftones / “Ohms”
Foo Fighters / “Making a Fire”
Best Metal Performance
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
Weezer / “All My Favorite Songs”
Kings of Leon / “The Bandit”
Mammoth WVH / “Distance”
Paul McCartney / “Find My Way”
Foo Fighters / “Waiting on a War”
Best Rock Album
AC/DC / Power 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
Best Alternative Music Album
Fleet Foxes / Shore
Halsey / If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Japanese Breakfast / Jubilee
Arlo Parks / Collapsed in Sunbeams
St. Vincent / Daddy’s Home
See the full list of nominees here.
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