GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Rock Instrumental Performance

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Best Rock Instrumental Performance

 

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Jeff Beck

Hammerhead

nominees

The Black Keys

Black Mud

Los Lobos

Do The Murray

Tim Reynolds

Kundalini Bonfire

Dweezil Zappa

The Deathless Horsie

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner
Jeff Beck

A Day In The Life

nominees

Steve Vai

Now We Run

Booker T Jones

Warped Sister

Brad Paisley

Playing With Fire

Brian Setzer Orchestra

Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner
Steve Vai

Peaches En Regalia

Zappa Plays Zappa Featuring Steve Vai & Napoleon Murphy Brock

nominees

David Gilmour

Castellorizon

Metallica

Suicide & Redemption

34 Ghosts I-IV

Nine Inch Nails

Rush

Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner
Bruce Springsteen

Once Upon A Time In The West

nominees

Steve Vai

The Attitude Song

Metallica

The Ecstasy Of Gold

Rush

Malignant Narcissism

Joe Satriani

Always With Me, Always With You

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner

The Wizard Turns On...

nominees

Arctic Monkeys

Chun Li's Flying Bird Kick

Peter Frampton

Black Hole Sun

David Gilmour

Castellorizon

Joe Satriani

Super Colossal

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner
Les Paul

69 Freedom Special

Les Paul & Friends

nominees

Joe Perry

Mercy

Steve Vai

Lotus Feet

Adrian Belew

Beat Box Guitar

Stewart Copeland

Birds Of Prey

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner
Brian Wilson

Mrs. O'Leary's Cow

nominees

Allman Brothers Band

Instrumental Illness

Los Lonely Boys
Rush

O Baterista

Steve Vai

Whispering A Prayer

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner
Jeff Beck

Plan B

nominees

Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Steve Vai

Essence

Allman Brothers Band

Instrumental Illness

Linkin Park

Session

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner

Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)

nominees

Gov't Mule

Sco-Mule

Apollo

Joe Satriani

Starry Night

Slash

Love Theme From The Godfather

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner
Jeff Beck

Dirty Mind

nominees

Steve Vai

Whispering A Prayer

Allman Brothers Band

High Falls

Godsmack

Vampires

Joe Satriani

Always With Me, Always With You

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner
Metallica

The Call Of Ktulu

(San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)

nominees

Electric Lullaby (Track)

Phish

First Tube (Track)

Peter Frampton

Off The Hook (Track)

Joe Satriani

Until We Say Goodbye (Track)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner
Eric Clapton

The Calling

nominees

Steve Vai

Windows To The Soul (Track)

Moby

Bodyrock (Single)

Green Day

Espionage

Jeff Beck

What Mama Said (Track)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Pat Metheny Group

The Roots Of Coincidence

nominees

Joe Satriani

A Train Of Angels (Track)

Everclear

El Distorto De Melodica (Track)

Propellerheads

Take California (Track)

Jimmie Vaughan

The Ironic Twist (Track)

Trouble Is... (Track)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
The Chemical Brothers

Block Rockin' Beats

nominees

Joe Satriani

Summer Song (Track)

Steve Vai

For The Love Of God (Track)

Robben Ford

In The Beginning (Track)

Eric Johnson

S.R.V. (Track)

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 

nominees

Joe Satriani

(You're) My World (Track)

Green Onions

Eric Johnson

Pavilion (Track)

Alex Van Halen

Respect The Wind (Track)

Edward And Alex Van Halen

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner
Allman Brothers Band

Jessica

nominees

Steve Vai

Tender Surrender (Track)

King Crimson

Vrooom (Track)

Vernon Reid

Every Now And Then (Track)

Santana With Vernon Reid

Shapes Of Things (Track)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner
Pink Floyd

Marooned

nominees

Joe Satriani

All Alone (Track)

Rush

Leave That Thing Alone (Track)

Luz Amor Y Vida (Track)

Dixie Dregs

Shapes Of Things (Single)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner
Steve Vai

Sofa

nominees

Joe Satriani

Speed Of Light (Track)

Aerosmith

Boogie Man (Track)

Jeff Beck
,
Jed Leiber

Hi-Heel Sneakers (Track)

Tangerine Dream

Purple Haze (Track)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Little Wing

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

nominees

Dixie Dregs

Bring 'Em Back Alive (Album)

Gypsy/Grajonca (Track)

Jeff Beck
,
Jed Leiber

Hound Dog (Track)

Joe Satriani

The Extremist (Album)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
Eric Johnson

Cliffs Of Dover

nominees

Allman Brothers Band

Kind Of Bird (Track)

Steve Howe

Masquerade (Track)

Rush

Where's My Thing? (Track)

Danny Gatton

88 Elmira Street (Album)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner

nominees

Eric Johnson

Ah Via Musicom (Album)

Joe Satriani

Flying In A Blue Dream (Album)

Steve Vai

Passion And Warfare (Album)

Allman Brothers Band

True Gravity (Track)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner
Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop with Terry Bozzio & Tony Hymas

nominees

Steve Morse

High Tension Wires (Album)

Joe Satriani

The Crush Of Love (Track)

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble

A Piece Of Time (Track)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner
Carlos Santana

Blues For Salvador

nominees

Frank Zappa

Guitar (Album)

Hideaway (Track)

Joe Satriani

Surfing With The Alien (Album)

Jimmy Page

Writes Of Winter (Track)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner
Frank Zappa

Jazz From Hell

nominees

Paradise By The "C" (Track)

Stevie Ray Vaughan
,
Dick Dale
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Dweezil Zappa
,
Herbie Hancock

Wipe Out (Track)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner
Art Of Noise, Duane Eddy

Peter Gunn

The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy

nominees

Amazing Grace (Track)

Yes

Fabulous Thunderbirds

Down At Antones (Track)

Alan Parsons

Where's The Walrus? (Track)

The Alan Parsons Project

Eric Johnson

Zap (Track)

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner
Jeff Beck

Escape

nominees

Guitar Army (Track)

Yngwie Malmsteen

Rising Force (Album)

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Jon Butcher Axis

The Ritual (Track)

Back To Earth (Track)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
Yes

Cinema

nominees

Donut City (Track)

Genesis

Second Home By The Sea (Track)

Vibramatic (Single)

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble

Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (Track)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner
Sting

Brimstone And Treacle

nominees

Rainbow

Anybody There (Single)

Road Games (Instrumental Tracks Only) (Track)

Allan Holdworth

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Pete Townshend

Unused Piano: Quadrophenia (Track)

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner

nominees

Maynard Ferguson

Don't Stop (Track)

Industry Standard (Album)

The Dregs

King Crimson

Requiem (Single)

Van Morrison

Scandinavia (Track)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner

Behind My Camel

The Police

nominees

Kraftwerk

Computer World (Track)

The League Of Gentlemen (Album)

Unsung Heroes (Album)

The Dregs

Rush

YYZ (Track)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner

Reggatta De Blanc

The Police

nominees

Jean-Luc Ponty

Beach Girl

Dixie Dregs

Dregs Of The Earth (Album)

Peter Gunn (Single)

Emerson, Lake And Palmer

Pretenders

Space Invader (Track)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner
Paul McCartney

Rockestra Theme

nominees

Neil Larsen

High Gear (Single)

Dixie Dregs

Night Of The Living Dregs (Album)

Allman Brothers Band

Pegasus

Frank Zappa

Rat Tomago (Track)