Rock Related Grammy Noms

(antiMusic) Rock releases are topping the charts all year long but in Grammy land it's all about the pop and hip-pop but they do throw a few bones to rock fans, and unlike giving Jethro Tull a metal Grammy some of this year's rock noms make sense.

On the other hand, some are head scratchers like Motley Crue's weakest output in their career of rather tepid output. That spot should have gone to AC/DC who actually had a song that attracted fans to buy their album in droves.

The 51th annual Grammy Awards, will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here are the rock related nominations.

Best Rock Album:
Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
Kid Rock - Rock N Roll Jesus
Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
Metallica - Death Magnetic
The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely

Best Hard Rock Performance:
Disturbed - "Inside The Fire"
Judas Priest - "Visions"
The Mars Volta - "Wax Simulacra"
Motley Crue - "Saints Of Los Angeles"
Rob Zombie - "Lords Of Salem"

Best Metal Performance:
Dragonforce - "Heroes Of Our Time"
Judas Priest - "Nostradamus"
Metallica - "My Apocalypse"
Ministry - "Under My Thumb"
Slipknot - "Psychosocial"

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
AC/DC - Rock N Roll Train
Coldplay- Violet Hill
Eagles- Long Road Out Of Eden
Kings Of Leon- Sex On Fire
Radiohead - House Of Cards

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
John Mayer - Gravity
Paul McCartney - I Saw Her Standing There
Bruce Springsteen- Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Eddie Vedder - Rise
Neil Young - No Hidden Path

Best Rock Song
Bruce Springsteen - Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Radiohead - House Of Cards
Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Coldplay -Violet Hill

Best Alternative Music Album
Beck - Modern Guilt
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Gnarls Barkley -The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
Radiohead - In Rainbows

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
David Gilmour - Castellorizon
Metallica - Suicide & Redemption
Nine Inch Nails - 34 Ghosts I-Iv
Rush - Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)
Zappa Plays Zappa - Peaches En Regalia

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