The 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony finally takes place this Sunday. Here’s a rundown of veteran rock artists who are competing for honors:
AC/DC and Foo Fighters both received three Grammy nominations, while Paul McCartney and the late Chris Cornell each scored two nods.
All four will compete for the Best Rock Album prize; nominees include AC/DC’s Power Up, Foo Fighters’ Medicine at Midnight, McCartney’s McCartney III, and Cornell’s posthumous No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1.
Among the Best Rock Song nominees are Foo Fighters’ “Waiting on a War,” McCartney’s “Find My Way,” and the Wolfgang Van Halen-led Mammoth WVH‘s “Distance.”
Best Rock Performance nominees include AC/DC’s “Shot in the Dark,” Foo Fighters’ “Making a Fire,” Cornell’s cover of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
Meanwhile, AC/DC’s video for “Shot in the Dark” scored a nod in the Best Music Video category.
Other nominated veteran rock artists include Jackson Browne, Police drummer Stewart Copeland, ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and the late Jimi Hendrix.
Browne will vie for Best Americana Album for Downhill from Everywhere, while Copeland’s collaboration with Ricky Kej, Divine Tides, is nominated for Best New Age Album.
In the Best Music Film category, you’ll find the Spike Lee-directed film version of Byrne’s Broadway show David Byrne’s American Utopia, and the documentary Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix in Maui.
Check out the full list of nominees at Grammy.com.
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone reports that Foo Fighters canceled their scheduled performance on the show, following the recent death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The 2022 Grammys airs live from Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, although many winners will be announced during the Premiere Ceremony event, which begins at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed on the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel and Live.Grammy.com.
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