2019 Rock Grammy Nominations

The 2019 Grammy nominations have been revealed!

Over the last several years there has been major controversy regarding the Rock categories and the Grammy Awards. Whether it’s Metallica having mic problems or Beyonce being nominated for Best Rock Performance, there have been some issues with the nominations and the rock community has come to the determination that the Grammys suck and we’ll never watch them again. Well, they may not watch, but they’ll certainly congratulate their favorite bands on social media. This year, the nominations are actually really good in the rock department. In fact, there may only be one nomination that I think maybe doesn’t fit with the rest. Check out the nominations below as gotten via GRAMMY.com. My predictions are in bold!

Best Rock Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.

  • FOUR OUT OF FIVE
    Arctic Monkeys
  • WHEN BAD DOES GOOD
    Chris Cornell
  • MADE AN AMERICA
    THE FEVER 333
  • HIGHWAY TUNE
    Greta Van Fleet
  • UNCOMFORTABLE
    Halestorm

Best Metal Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.

  • CONDEMNED TO THE GALLOWS
    Between The Buried And Me
  • HONEYCOMB
    Deafheaven
  • ELECTRIC MESSIAH
    High On Fire
  • BETRAYER
    Trivium
  • ON MY TEETH
    Underoath

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.

  • BLACK SMOKE RISING
    Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)
  • JUMPSUIT
    Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
  • MANTRA
    Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)
  • MASSEDUCTION
    Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
  • RATS
    Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

Best Rock Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.

  • RAINIER FOG
    Alice In Chains
  • M A N I A
    Fall Out Boy
  • PREQUELLE
    Ghost
  • FROM THE FIRES
    Greta Van Fleet
  • PACIFIC DAYDREAM
    Weezer

There were some albums left off the list that folks like Lou Brutus made note of.

Lou’s opinion is no surprise, but ghost does have a nomination. The only nomination that I am actually opposed to is Fall Out Boy for “Best Rock Album.” Their latest release was not anywhere near the realm of rock music. Another interesting that that I noticed is that when it comes to Greta Van Fleet, they were only nominated for material off of their ep From the Fires and not from their full length project Anthem of the Peaceful Army, which was also eligible for nomination. They were also nominated for “Best New Artist” overall. With that, I’ll leave you with another thought from the rock God himself, Lou Brutus:

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