BLACK SABBATH, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE LEAD ROCK GRAMMY PACK

by Chad Barron l Thursday, December 12, 2013

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Black Sabbath and Queens Of The Stone Age lead the hard rock pack with three 2014 Grammy Award nominations apiece. The full list of nominees was revealed on Friday night (December 6th) and among the other contenders from the hard rock, modern rock and heavy metal words are Volbeat, Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons, the members of Nirvana, Jack White, Nine Inch Nails, Muse and several more.

Black Sabbath continued its sterling comeback year by earning nominations for Best Rock Album for 13, along with Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Song for "God Is Dead?" Meanwhile, Queens Of The Stone Age's . . . Like Clockwork got nods for Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, while "My God Is The Sun" was shortlisted for Best Rock Performance.

  • The three surviving members of Nirvana -- Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear -- are nominated withPaul McCartney for their collaborative song "Cut Me Some Slack," which appeared on the soundtrack for Grohl's 2013 documentary, Sound City. The soundtrack itself is also nominated.
  • Grohl, who has been nominated and won before with Foo Fighters, told us a while back that he thinks it's cool just to be nominated for a Grammy: "I think some people probably do see it as like a competitive thing. Like someone like Kanye West, I think he genuinely gets pissed off if he doesn't win a trophy. We're a simple band. Like, when the Grammys say, 'Hey, we think you should be nominated for Album of the Year,' you're like, 'Really? Cool!' You know, that's, it's pretty great. And then if you win it, it's a great thing, but if you lose it, it's like, it doesn't really matter, you know."
  • The 56th annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, January 26th at the Los Angeles Staples Center and will be broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

Here's a list of categories pertaining to Active and Modern Rock:

Record of the Year
"Get Lucky," Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
"Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
"Royals," Lorde
"Locked Out Of Heaven," Bruno Mars
"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Best Rock Performance
"Always Alright," Alabama Shakes
"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," David Bowie
"Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
"Kashmir (Live)," Led Zeppelin
"My God Is The Sun," Queens of the Stone Age
"I’m Shakin’," Jack White

Best Rock Album
13, Black Sabbath
The Next Day, David Bowie
Mechanical BullKings Of Leon
Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin
. . . Like Clockwork, Queens of the Stone Age
Psychedelic PillNeil Young with Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love YouNeko Case
Trouble Will Find MeThe National
Hesitation Marks, Nine Inch Nails
LonerismTame Impala
Modern Vampires of the CityVampire Weekend

Best Metal Performance
"T.N.T.," Anthrax
"God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath
"The Enemy Inside," Dream Theater
"In Due Time," Killswitch Engage
"Room 24," Volbeat featuring King Diamond

Best Rock Song
"Ain’t Messin ‘Round," Gary Clark Jr.
"Cut Me Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear
"Doom And Gloom," Rolling Stones
"God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath
"Panic Station," Muse

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Annie UpPistol Annies
The Blue RoomMadeleine Peyroux
The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereAlice In Chains
. . . Like Clockwork, Queens of the Stone Age
The MooringsAndrew Duhon
Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Best Music Film
Live 2012, Coldplay
Cuatro, Green Day
I’m In I’m out And I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up!, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
Live Kisses, Paul McCartney
The Road To Red Rocks, Mumford & Sons