Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and Chris Cornell Receive Grammy Nominations
Guns N' Roses, Alice Cooper and Chris Cornell were among those announced today as nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards, to be held on Feb. 10. Newcomers Ghost and Greta Van Fleet were also recognized.
Cornell earned a Best Rock Performance nod for "When Bad Does Good," a previously unreleased track from the posthumous box set that came out last month. This year's made-for-TV production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in which Cooper played King Herod, received a Best Musical Theater Album nomination. Guns N' Roses' massive Locked N' Loaded edition of Appetite for Destruction also made the shortlist for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, with the nod going to the art directors.
Greta Van Fleet's 2017 double EP From the Fires proved popular with the Recording Academy. It was nominated for Best Rock Album, while "Highway Tune" and "Black Smoke Rising" were mentioned in the Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories, respectively. The Michigan-based band of brothers were nominated for Best New Artist, as well. Ghost received two nods: Prequelle was nominated for Best Rock Album, and "Rats" for Best Rock Song.
Current Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee John Prine earned a trio of nominations. The Tree of Forgiveness was shortlisted for Best Americana Album, and two of its songs ("Knockin' on Your Screen Door" and "Summer's End") will compete against each other for Best American Roots Song. Other classic rockers earning nominations include Alice in Chains (Best Rock Album), Eric Clapton (Best Music Film), Bob Dylan (Best Album Notes), Sting (Best Reggae Album) and Boz Scaggs (Best Contemporary Blues Album).
You can see who's competing in those categories and others below; a complete list can be found at the Grammys website.
Best Rock Performance
Arctic Monkey, "Four out of Five"
Chris Cornell, "When Bad Does Good"
The Fever 333, "Made an America"
Greta Van Fleet, "Highway Tune"
Best Rock Song
Greta Van Fleet, "Black Smoke Rising"
Twenty One Pilots, "Jumpsuit"
Bring Me the Horizon, "Mantra"
St. Vincent, "Masseduction"
Best Rock Album
Alice In Chains, Rainer Fog
Fall Out Boy, M A N I A
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires
Weezer, Pacific Daydream
Best Music Film
Eric Clapton, Life in 12 Bars
Whitney Houston, Whitney
Quincy Jones, Quincy
Itzhak Perlman, Itzhak
Elvis Presley, The King
Best New Artist
Chloe X Halle
Greta Van Fleet
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction (Locked N' Loaded Box)
The Decemberists, I'll Be Your Girl
The Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest '73-74': The Complete Recordings
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic
Johnny Nicholas, Too Many Bad Habits
Best Album Notes
Various Artists, Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920-1924
Charles A. Asbury, 4 Banjo Songs, 1891-1897: Foundational Recordings of America's Iconic Instrument
Sonny Clark Trio, The 1960 Time Sessions
Various Artists, The Product of Our Souls: The Sound and Sway of James Reese Europe's Society Orchestra
Bob Dylan, Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)
Various Artists, Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicans Documented by William Ferris
Best Metal Performance
Between The Buried And Me, "Condemned to the Gallows"
High on Fire, "Electric Messiah"
Underoath,"On My Teeth"
Best Alternative Music Album
Arctic Monkeys, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
David Byrne, American Utopia
St. Vincent, Masseduction
Best American Roots Song
Lee Ann Womack, "All the Trouble"
Mavis Staples, "Build a Bridge"
Brandi Carlile, "The Joke"
John Prine, "Knockin' on Your Screen Door"
John Prine, "Summer's End"
Best Americana Album
Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You
Bettye LaVette, Things Have Changed
John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness
Lee Ann Womack, The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
The Wood Brothers, One Drop of Truth
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Fantastic Negrito, Please Don't Be Dead
Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps, Here in Babylon
Danielle Nicolle, Cry No More
Boz Scaggs, Out of the Blues
Victor Wainwright and the Train, Victor Wainwright and the Train
Best Folk Album
Joan Baez, Whistle Down the Wind
Don Flemons, Black Cowboys
Mary Gauthier, Rifles & Rosary Beads
Iron & Wine, Weed Garden
Punch Brothers, All Ashore
Best Reggae Album
Black Uhuru, As the World Turns
Etana, Reggae Forever
Ziggy Marley, Rebellion Rises
Protoje, A Matter of Time
Sting & Shaggy, 44/876
Best Musical Theater Album
The Band's Visit
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
My Fair Lady
Once on This Island
Best Immersive Audio Album
The Alan Parsons Project, Eye in the Sky - 35th Anniversary Edition
Anne Karin Sundal-Ask & Det Norske Jentekor, Folketoner
Matthew Guard & Skylark, Seven Words From the Cross
Ingar Heine Bergby, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Sommerro: Ujamaa & the Iceberg
Engine-Earz Experiment, Symbol
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, The Emancipation Procrastination
Steve Gadd Band, Steve Gadd Band
Julian Lage, Modern Lore
Marcus Miller, Laid Black
Simon Phillips, Protocol 4