Exploring The Rock Field Nominees

A look at the nominees in the Rock Field categories for the 56th GRAMMY Awards
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    Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard
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    David Bowie
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    Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds
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    Led Zeppelin
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    Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age
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    Jack White
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    Anthrax's Scott Ian
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    Black Sabbath
  • Dream Theater
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    Killswitch Engage
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    Volbeat's Michael Poulsen
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    King Diamond
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    Gary Clark Jr.
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    Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney
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    Keith Richards and Mick Jagger
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    Muse
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    Kings Of Leon
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    Neil Young (center) with Frank Sampedro and Billy Talbot of Crazy Horse
December 18, 2013 -- 5:46 pm PST
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You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Rock Field categories for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

GRAMMY-winning rockers Black Sabbath lead the Rock Field with three nominations. Following with two nominations in the Field are GRAMMY winner David Bowie and GRAMMY nominees Led Zeppelin and Queens Of The Stone Age. First-time nominees in the category are Gary Clark Jr., Imagine Dragons and Volbeat. Returning nominees looking for their first taste of GRAMMY gold are Alabama Shakes, Anthrax, Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage, King Diamond, and Crazy Horse, who are looking to take home their first statue with GRAMMY winner Neil Young.

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes, "Always Alright"

Alabama Shakes have one nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations. 

David Bowie, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"

David Bowie has two nominations this year, 13 prior GRAMMY nominations, one prior GRAMMY win, and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"

Imagine Dragons have two GRAMMY nominations this year, including Record Of The Year, marking the first nominations of their career.

Led Zeppelin, "Kashmir"

Led Zeppelin have two GRAMMY nominations this year, one prior GRAMMY nomination and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Queens Of The Stone Age, "My God Is The Sun"

Queens Of The Stone Age have two GRAMMY nominations this year and four prior GRAMMY nominations.  

Jack White, "I'm Shakin'"

Jack White has two GRAMMY nominations this year, including Best Music Video for "I'm Shakin'," 21 prior GRAMMY nominations and nine prior GRAMMY wins, including four with the White Stripes.  

Best Metal Performance

Anthrax have one GRAMMY nomination this year and four prior GRAMMY nominations.

Black Sabbath, "God Is Dead?"

Black Sabbath have three GRAMMY nominations this year, two prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Dream Theater, "The Enemy Inside"

Dream Theater have one GRAMMY nomination this year and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Killswitch Engage, "In Due Time"

Killswitch Engage have one GRAMMY nomination this year and one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Volbeat Featuring King Diamond, "Room 24"

Volbeat have one GRAMMY nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career. King Diamond have one GRAMMY nomination this year and one prior GRAMMY nomination.  

Best Rock Song

Gary Clark Jr., "Ain't Messin 'Round" (Gary Clark Jr., songwriter)

Gary Clark Jr. has two GRAMMY nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, "Cut Me Some Slack" (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, songwriters)

McCartney has two GRAMMY nominations this year, 74 prior GRAMMY nominations and 16 prior GRAMMY wins, including those with the Beatles and Wings. Grohl has two GRAMMY nominations this year, 33 prior GRAMMY nominations and 13 prior GRAMMY wins, including those with Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nirvana, and Them Crooked Vultures. Novoselic has one GRAMMY nomination this year, six prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win as part of Nirvana. Smear has one GRAMMY nomination this year, 10 prior GRAMMY nominations and six prior GRAMMY wins as part of Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

The Rolling Stones, "Doom And Gloom" (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters)

Jagger has one GRAMMY nomination this year, 13 prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins. Richards has one GRAMMY nomination this year, 12 prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins.

Black Sabbath, "God Is Dead?" (Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters)

Black Sabbath have three GRAMMY nominations this year, two prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Muse, "Panic Station" (Matthew Bellamy, songwriter)

Bellamy (Muse) has one GRAMMY nomination this year, five prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Best Rock Album

Black Sabbath, 13

Black Sabbath have three GRAMMY nominations this year, two prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

David Bowie, The Next Day

Bowie has two nominations this year, 13 prior GRAMMY nominations, one prior GRAMMY win and a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Kings Of Leon, Mechanical Bull

Kings Of Leon have one GRAMMY nomination this year, seven prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins.

Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin have two GRAMMY nominations this year and are looking for the first GRAMMY win of their career.

Queens Of The Stone Age, ...Like Clockwork

Queens Of The Stone Age have two GRAMMY nominations this year and are looking for the first GRAMMY win of their career.   

Neil Young With Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill

Young has one GRAMMY nomination this year, 26 prior GRAMMY nominations, including those with Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young and Crazy Horse, and two prior GRAMMY wins. Crazy Horse have one GRAMMY nomination this year and two prior GRAMMY nominations with Young.

Who will take home the awards in the Rock Field categories? Tune in to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). 

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