Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica + More Up for Grammy Awards

Story by Cat Badra and photo by Anne Erickson

The 60th Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced today (Nov. 28), and the guys of Mastodon, Metallica, Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age sure cleaned up. The former three acts are up for multiple awards. Other bands nominated in the rock and metal categories include August Burns Red, Code Orange, Nothing More and Chris Cornell, to name a few.

Foo Fighters’ track “Run,” off Concrete and Gold, is nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. The producer of Concrete and Gold, Greg Kurstin, is up for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

Meanwhile, Atlanta metallers Mastodon are nominated for Best Metal Performance for “Sultan’s Curse” and Best Rock Album for Emperor of Sand.

Metallica lapped up nominates for their song “Atlas, Rise!” in the Best Rock Song category and their album Hardwired … to Self-Destruct in the Best Rock Album tally.

Queens of the Stone Age notched a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album for their latest release, Villains.

The late, great Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave is nominated for Best Rock Performance for his final solo track, “The Promise.”

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will air on Jan. 28 on CBS. Check out the full list of Grammy categories and nominees on the Grammy website.

Best Metal Performance

August Burns Red, “Invisible Enemy”
Body Count, “Black Hoodie”
Code Orange, “Forever”
Mastodon, “Sultan’s Curse”
Meshuggah, “Clockworks”

Best Rock Performance

Leonard Cohen, “You Want It Darker”
Chris Cornell, “The Promise”
Foo Fighters, “Run”
Kaleo, “No Good”
Nothing More, “Go to War”

Best Rock Song

Metallica, “Atlas, Rise!”
K. Flay, “Blood in the Cut”
Nothing More, “Go to War”
Foo Fighters, “Run”
Avenged Sevenfold, “The Stage”

Best Rock Album

Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
Metallica, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct
Nothing More, The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens of the Stone Age, Villains
The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding

Publication date: November 28, 2017

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