Greta Van Fleet, Alice in Chains, Weezer, Chris Cornell + More Among 61st Grammy Nominees


Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards in the rock and metal categories include Greta Van Fleet, Alice in Chains, Weezer, Chris Cornell and more

Newbie rockers Greta Van Fleet leads the pack when it comes to nominations among rock artists for the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which will air live from Los Angeles on CBS Sunday, February 10.

The up-and-comers picked up nominations for Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance for “Highway Tune,” Best Rock Song for “Black Smoke Rising,” and Best Rock Album for the double EP, “From the Fires.”

Nominees for the Best Rock Performance category also the late Chris Cornell’s “When Bad Does Good,” Arctic Monkeys’ “Four Out of Five,” The Fever 333’s “Made An America” and Halestorm’s “Uncomfortable.” Artists up for Best Rock Song are Twenty One Pilots with “Jumpsuit,” Bring Me the Horizon with “Mantra,” St. Vincent with “Masseduction” and Ghost with “Rats.”

Best Rock Album nominees include Weezer’s “Pacific Daydream,” Ghost’s “Prequelle,” Alice in Chains’ “Rainier Fog,” Fall Out Boy’s “M A N I A.” The Best Alternative Music album nominees are Arctic Monkeys’ “Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino,” St. Vincent’s “Masseduction,” Beck’s “Colors,” Bjork’s “Utopia” and David Byrne’s “American Utopia.”

Moving to the metalhead category, Best Metal Performance nominees include Between the Buried and Me with “Condemned to the Gallows,” Deafheaven with “Honeycomb,” High on Fire with “Electric Messiah,” Trivium with “Betrayer” and Underoath with “On My Teeth.”

A few other rockers made waves in general categories, including Alice Cooper for Best Musical Theater Album as part of the cast for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” Beck’s “Colors” for Best Pop Solo Performance, Eric Clapton’s documentary “Life in 12 Bars” for Best Music film and Sting for Best Reggae Album for his “44/876” collaboration with Shaggy.

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