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Grammy Nominations Are In…

…and to our delight, actual rock artists (for the most part) are nominated in the rock categories!

Check out the rock category nominations below, as well as other listings that feature props to rock artists.

The 58th Annual Grammys will air live on CBS February 15th.  No word yet on who will be performing at the ceremony, but if the powers that be at the Grammys want to give us an early Christmas present, they’d have Ghost perform, if only to freak out all of the pop stars that will be in attendance.

 

 

Album Of The Year
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Best Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight” — Alabama Shakes
“What Kind Of Man” — Florence + The Machine
“Something From Nothing” — Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s” — Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile” — Wolf Alice

Best Alternative Music Album
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura — Björk
The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket
Currents — Tame Impala
Star Wars — Wilco

Best Metal Performance
“Identity” – August Burns Red
“Cirice” – Ghost
“512” – Lamb Of God
“Thank You” – Sevendust
“Custer” – Slipknot

Best Rock Song
“Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes
“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King
“Hold Back The River” – James Bay
“Lydia” – Highly Suspect
“What Kind Of Man” – Florence + The Machine

Best Rock Album
Chaos And The Calm – James Bay
Kintsugi – Death Cab For Cutie
Mister Asylum – Highly Suspect
Drones – Muse
.5:  The Gray Chapter – Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album
Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura – Bjork
The Waterfall – My Morning Jacket
Currents – Tame Impala
Star Wars - Wilco


Best Music Film
Mr. Dynamite:  The Rise Of James Brown – James Brown
Sonic Highways – Foo Fighters
What Happened, Miss Simone? – Nina Simone
The Wall – Roger Waters
Amy – Amy Winehouse

 

 

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.