Mastodon, AC/DC, Deftones, Foo Fighters Among 2022 Grammy Nominees


The members of Mastodon standing in a field.

Mastodon – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Jimmy Hubbard

The 2022 Grammy nominations in the rock and metal categories feature familiar names, including Mastodon, AC/DC, Deftones and Foo Fighters

The Grammy Awards have announced their roster of 2022 nominees, and longstanding rock acts such as Mastodon, Foo Fighters, AC/DC and Deftones are among the familiar names on the tally. The eligibility timeframe to be nominated for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards was Sept. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021, which includes several big releases from the aforementioned acts.

One of the biggest categories for rock fans is Best Rock Performance. The 2022 nominees include AC/DC for “Shot in the Dark,” Black Pumas for “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A),” the late Chris Cornell for “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Deftones for “Ohms” and Foo Fighters for “Making a Fire.”

The Grammys have one metal category, and it’s for Best Metal Performance. The 2022 nominees in that area include
Deftones with “Genesis,” Dream Theater for “The Alien,” Gojira with “Amazonia,” Mastodon for “Pushing the Tides” and Rob Zombie for “The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition).”

Other acts nominated include Weezer, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and Mammoth WVH, the latter being the band spearheaded by Wolfgang Van Halen. View the roster of rock and metal nominees below and find nominees in other categories via the Grammy Awards here.

The 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony will take place at the Arena in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The show will air live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The Paramount+ service will also be streaming the event.

Best Metal Performance

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

Best Rock Performance

AC/DC / “Shot in the Dark”
Black Pumas / “Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A)”
Chris Cornell / “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Deftones / “Ohms”
Foo Fighters / “Making a Fire”

Best Rock Song

Weezer / “All My Favorite Songs”
Kings of Leon / “The Bandit”
Mammoth WVH / “Distance”
Paul McCartney / “Find My Way”
Foo Fighters / “Waiting on a War”

Best Rock Album

AC/DC / Power Up
Black Pumas / Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A
Chris Cornell / No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1
Foo Fighters / Medicine at Midnight
Paul McCartney / McCartney III

Best Alternative Music Album

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

Cat Badra
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