Here are the Nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Nominations

Here I go again, nattering on about the Grammy Awards, the music awards program that we all love to hate. But because I’m a good journalistic lemming, I feel bound to report on the nominations for the 60th annual ceremony.

The least I can do is start by listing the rock and metal categories. They never make the broadcast, so we can offer up a little love, right? This comes directly from That’s where you can also get the full list of nominees.

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

• You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen
Track from: You Want It Darker

• The Promise
Chris Cornell

• Run
Foo Fighters
Track from: Concrete And Gold

• No Good
Track from: A/B

• Go To War
Nothing More


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

• Invisible Enemy
August Burns Red

• Black Hoodie
Body Count
Track from: Bloodlust

• Forever
Code Orange
Track from: Forever

• Sultan’s Curse
Track from: Emperor Of Sand

• Clockworks
Track from: The Violent Sleep Of Reason


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.)

• Atlas, Rise!
James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
Track from: Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

• Blood In The Cut
JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
Track from: Every Where Is Some Where

• Go To War
Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)

• Run
Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Track from: Concrete And Gold

• The Stage
Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)
Track from: The Stage


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

• Emperor Of Sand

• Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

• The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Nothing More

• Villains
Queens Of The Stone Age

• A Deeper Understanding
The War On Drugs


Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

• Everything Now
Arcade Fire

• Humanz

• American Dream
LCD Soundsystem

• Pure Comedy
Father John Misty

• Sleep Well Beast
The National

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • November 28, 2017 at 10:27 am

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