Chris Cornell, Halestorm, Ghost, Trivium, Ghost, Alice in Chains and others make the nominations list
The nominees for the Grammy Awards 2018 have been announced with a few surprises. Swedish band Ghost had been predicted to be nominated in some form and make the lists for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. Newcomer Greta Van Fleet has been nominated for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Album and Best New Artist. Halestorm make the list for Best Rock Performance which is no surprise considering they topped the Billboard Rock Charts in 2018. Guns N Roses pop up in the nominees for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The unreleased Chris Cornell song, When Bad Does Good, is the favourite to win the Best Rock Performance Award. Heavyweights Alice In Chains, Bring Me The Horizon, Fall Out Boy and Weezer all received nominations. Full nominations for Rock and Metal are below.
The 2017 Grammy Awards saw David Bowie win Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song while Megadeth picked up Best Metal Performance. Best Rock Album went to Cage The Elephant.
The Grammys take place on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Best Rock Performance
Arctic Monkeys – Four Out of Five
Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good
THE FEVER 333 – Made An America
Greta Van Fleet – Highway Tune
Halestorm – Uncomfortable
Best Metal Performance
Between the Buried and Me – Condemned to the Gallows
Deafheaven – Honeycomb
High on Fire – Electric Messiah
Trivium – Betrayer
Underoath – On My Teeth
Best Rock Song
Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising
Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit
Bring Me the Horizon – MANTRA
St. Vincent – Masseduction
Ghost – Rats
Best Rock Album
Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy – M A N I A
Ghost – Prequelle
Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires
Weezer – Pacific Daydream
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.