Attention rock music fans! There are a few great reasons to watch the Grammy Awards this year. While the Grammy's always "try" to acknowledge some rock music acts every year, my personal opinion is, the awards show doesn't acknowledge this genre of music near enough! But this January 26, 2014, at 8 p.m. on CBS, you will hopefully be pleasantly surprised (I know I was), to watch such performers such as Metallica, Chicago AND the two surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Some other live performances you may want to catch include Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, Katy Perry, Pink and Seattle's own, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. While these acts are not considered "rock," they generally put on quite an entertaining show when they perform live.
At this year's Grammy's, the category of "Best Rock Song" has a few great nominations including:
BEST ROCK SONG
"Ain't Messin 'Round" by Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.). Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publisher: Hotwire Unlimited LLC.
"Cut Me Some Slack" by Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear). Track from: Sound City - Real To Reel. Label: RCA Records / Roswell Records; Publishers: MPL Communications, Inc./M.J.-Twelve Music/Murky Slough Music/Kobalt Music/Ruthensmear Music/Bug Music.
"Doom And Gloom" by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones). Label: Universal Music Enterprises; Publisher: Promopub B.V.
"God Is Dead?" by Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath). Track from: 13. Label: Vertigo/Republic; Publishers: Aston Music/Blizzard Music Limited/Valallen Music.
"Panic Station" by Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse). Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publisher: Warner Chappell.
Nominations for "Best Rock Performance" go to:
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
"Always Alright" by Alabama Shakes
"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" by David Bowie
"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
"Kashmir" (Live) by Led Zeppelin
"My God Is The Sun" by Queens Of The Stone Age
"I'm Shakin'" by Jack White
The Grammy's have also given credit to some of our better-known metal bands and honored them with nominations for the "Best Metal Performance:"
BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
"T.N.T." by Anthrax. Track from: Anthems. Label: Megaforce.
"God Is Dead?" by Black Sabbath. Track from: 13. Label: Vertigo/Republic.
"The Enemy Inside" by Dream Theater. Track from: Dream Theater. Label: Roadrunner Records.
"In Due Time" by Killswitch Engage. Track from: Disarm The Descent. Label: Roadrunner Records.
"Room 24" by Volbeat Featuring King Diamond. Track from: Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. Label: Republic Records.
Nominations for this year's "Best Rock Album" go to:
BEST ROCK ALBUM
"13" by Black Sabbath
"The Next Day" by David Bowie
"Mechanical Bull" by Kings Of Leon
"Celebration Day" by Led Zeppelin
"…Like Clockwork" by Queens Of The Stone Age
"Psychedelic Pill" by Neil Young With Crazy Horse
Alternative Rock Music is also getting some recognition thie year. The nominations for "Best Alternative Music Album" include:
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
"The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love" by Neko Case
"Trouble Will Find Me" by The National
"Hesitation Marks" by Nine Inch Nails
"Lonerism" by Tame Impala
"Modern Vampires Of The City" by Vampire Weekend
Be sure to tune in and see if your favorites take home awards this year!