Presenting The 64th Annual Grammy Award Nominations for Rock and Metal

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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees have been revealed in a mile-long list of categories and that’s to be expected with this particular award since it is essentially the Academy Awards of the recording industry. Now, with that being said, as a scribe who leans towards the heavier side of music there are only a few categories that remotely interest me so please peruse below on the nominations in the Rock and Metal Category for the 2022 Awards broadcast.

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 Alternative Music Album: Vocal or Instrumental.

Shore – Fleet Foxes
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power – Halsey
Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast
Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
Daddy’s Home – St. Vincent

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)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Congratulations to all of the nominees, I wish them all the best. By the way, you might notice that I slipped in the “Best Video” nominations as well and that was purely because the legendary AC/DC were nominated. There are NO other Rock or Metal mentions in that category. So wrapping this one up I wonder what the readership think about it all. Feel free to chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time around. Keep safe my friends and have a “Happy Thanksgiving” if this is the last post you read on the site before the holiday chaos begins.


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