Rock at the Grammys

Last night the Grammy Awards took place and of course in the past the Rock category has always threw up a few shocks.

This year’s winners and nominees can be found below.

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Winner

Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen

Nominees

Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
Bob Dylan

Change In The Weather
John Fogerty

Dreamer
Prince

Fork In The Road
Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Winner

Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon

Nominees

Can’t Find My Way Home
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Life In Technicolor II
Coldplay

21 Guns
Green Day

I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
U2

Best Hard Rock Performance

Winner

War Machine
AC/DC

Nominees

Check My Brain
Alice In Chains

What I’ve Done
Linkin Park

The Unforgiven III
Metallica

Burn It To The Ground
Nickelback

Best Metal Performance

Winner

Dissident Aggressor
Judas Priest

Nominees

Set To Fail
Lamb Of God

Head Crusher
Megadeth

Señor Peligro
Ministry

Hate Worldwide
Slayer

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Winner

A Day In The Life
Jeff Beck

Nominees

Warped Sister
Booker T. Jones

Playing With Fire
Brad Paisley

Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin’
Brian Setzer Orchestra

Now We Run
Steve Vai

Best Rock Song

Winner

Use Somebody
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

Nominees

The Fixer
Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)

I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)

21 Guns
Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)

Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album

Winner

21st Century Breakdown
Green Day

Nominees

Black Ice
AC/DC

Live From Madison Square Garden
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King
Dave Matthews Band

No Line On The Horizon
U2

Producer of the year went to Brendan O’Brien who worked on Black Ice – AC/DC, Crack The Skye – Mastodon with others mentioned Pearl Jam, Killswitch Engage and Bruce Springsteen.

Neil Young also received credit with Gary Burden and Jenice Heo as they picked up the Grammy for “Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package”.

     

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