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The 2022 Grammy Awards nominations were announced today (November 23), and this year’s rock/metal/alternative nominees are a diverse field of seasoned acts and some newer artists.

Below are all of the rock/metal/alternative nominees. The 2022 Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Monday, January 31 starting at 8 PM ET. The ceremony will also stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

Best Rock Performance
“Shot In The Dark” – AC/DC
“Know You Better” (Live From Capitol Studio A) – Black Pumas
“Nothing Compares 2 U” – Chris Cornell
“Ohms” – Deftones
“Making A Fire” – Foo Fighters

Best Metal Performance
“Genesis” – Deftones
“The Alien” – Dream Theater
“Amazonia” – Gojira
“Pushing The Tides” – Mastodon
“The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)” – Rob Zombie

Best Rock Song
“All My Favorite Songs” – Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorely, Ben Johnson & Ilsey Juber, songwriters (Weezer)
“The Bandit” – Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings of Leon)
“Distance” – Wolfgang Van Halen, songwriter (Mammoth WVH)
“Find My Way” – Paul McCartney, songwriter (Paul McCartney)
“Waiting On A War” – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album
Power Up – AC/DC
Capitol Cuts – Live From Studio A – Black Pumas
No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1 – Chris Cornell
Medicine At Midnight – Foo Fighters
McCartney III – Paul McCartney

Best Alternative Music Album
Shore – Fleet Foxes
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power – Halsey
Jubilee – Japanese Breakfast
Collapsed In Sunbeams – Arlo Parks
Daddy’s Home – St. Vincent

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