The Grammys Won't *TOTALLY* Suck This Year

November 29, 2017

So 99 years out of 100 the Grammy's completely s**t the bed when it comes to the rock and metal categories. They give metal Grammys to Jethro Tull, they nominate alternative rock bands for hard rock categories and they don't even air the award presentation. This year though...they didn't get it COMPLETELY wrong.

Here are your nominees:

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

Best Metal Performance:
August Burns Red, "Invisible Enemy"
Body Count, "Black Hoodie"
Code Orange, "Forever"
Mastodon, "Sultan's Curse"
Meshuggah, "Clockworks"

 

Now, predictably Leonard Cohen (who?), K Flay (Got a play on Smash or Trash and bombed), The War On Drugs (again....who?), and Code (not Agent) Orange will likely win because they're each the least-recognizable nominee in each category to actual rockers, but hey....maybe we'll get one deserving winner out of the bunch. The 60th Annual Grammys Award Show will air Sunday, January 28th on CBS.

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