Every year those of us in the rock and metal community take some time to complain about the rock and metal nominees, but this year I think the GRAMMYs got some things right. Take a look at the nominees below and let us know your picks to win each category!
Best Rock Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.
- Shot In The Dark
- Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)
- Nothing Compares 2 U
- Making A Fire
Best Metal Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative metal recordings.
- The Alien
- Pushing The Tides
- 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.
- All My Favorite Songs
Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson & Ilsey Juber, songwriters (Weezer)
- The Bandit
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
Wolfgang Van Halen, songwriter (Mammoth WVH)
- Find My Way
Paul McCartney, songwriter (Paul McCartney)
- Waiting On A War
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Best Rock Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new rock, hard rock or metal recordings.
- Power Up
- Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A
- No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1
- Medicine At Midnight
- McCartney III