AC/DC, DREAM THEATER, WOLFGANG VAN HALEN, MASTODON, CHRIS CORNELL, FOO FIGHERS, And More Nominated For 64th Grammy Awards

November 23, 2021, a week ago

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AC/DC, DREAM THEATER, WOLFGANG VAN HALEN, MASTODON, CHRIS CORNELL, FOO FIGHERS, And More Nominated For 64th Grammy Awards

The 2022 Grammys Awards show, officially known as the 64th Grammy Awards, is just around the corner. Today, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for each of the 86 categories.

AC/DC are nominated in three categories - "Best Rock Performance" for "Shot In The Dark", "Best Rock Album" for Power Up, and "Best Music Video" for "Shot In The Dark".

Competing in the "Best Metal Performance" category are Deftones, Dream Theater, Gojra, Mastodon, and Rob Zombie.

Elsewhere, Wolfgang Van Halen is nominated in the "Best Rock Song" category as writer for Mammoth WVH song, "Distance". Foo Fighters are up for three awards, while Chris Cornell is nominated posthumously in two categories.

The Recording Academy will present the 2022 Grammy Awards on Monday, January 31, on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 8 - 11:30 PM, ET / 5 - 8:30 PM, PT. Prior to the telecast, the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 PM, PT/3:30 PM, ET and will be streamed live on Grammy.com and the Recording Academy's YouTube channel.

The following categories will be of interest to BraveWords readers:

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

"Shot In The Dark" - AC/DC
"Know You Better" (Live From Capitol Studio A) - Black Pumas
"Nothing Compares 2 U" - Chris Cornell
"Ohms" - Deftones
"Making A Fire" - Foo Fighters

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

"Genesis" - Deftones
"The Alien" - Dream Theater
"Amazonia" - Gojira
"Pushing The Tides" - Mastodon
"The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)" - Rob Zombie

"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)
"Distance" - 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 - AC/DC
Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A - Black Pumas
No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1 - Chris Cornell
Medicine At Midnight - Foo Fighters
McCartney III - Paul McCartney

"Best Music Video" - Award to the artist, video director, and video producer.

"Shot In The Dark" - AC/DC (David Mallet, video director; Dione Orrom, video producer)
"Freedom" - Jon Batiste (Alan Ferguson, video director; Alex P. Willson, video producer)
"I Get A Kick Out Of You" - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (Jennifer Lebeau, video director; Danny Bennett, Bobby Campbell & Jennifer Lebeau, video producers)
"Peaches" - Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon (Collin Tilley, video director)
"Happier Than Ever" - Billie Eilish (Billie Eilish, video director; Michelle An, Chelsea Dodson & David Moore, video producers)
"Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" - Lil Nas X (Lil Nas X & Tanu Muino, video directors; Frank Borin, Ivanna Borin, Marco De Molina & Saul Levitz, video producers)
"Good 4 U" - Olivia Rodrigo (Petra Collins, video director; Christiana Divona, Marissa Ramirez & Tiffany Suh, video producers)

Find all 86 categories here.



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