Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Led Zeppelin Earn Grammy Nominations

by Guitar World Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at 1:11pm

The 2014 Grammy nominations were released Friday night — and let's just say Black Sabbath are very well represented.

The band's 2013 semi-reunion album, 13, was nominated for Best Rock Album, along with David Bowie's The Next Day, Kings Of Leon's Mechanical Bull, Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day, Queens Of The Stone Age's …Like Clockwork and Neil Young with Crazy Horse's Psychedelic Pill.

Their single from 13, "God Is Dead?," is up for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Song.

Other guitar-centric acts to show up on several Grammy short lists are Jack White, whose "I'm Shakin'' was nominated for Best Rock Performance, plus Anthrax's "TNT" and Dream Theater's "The Enemy Inside," both of which are up for Best Metal Performance.

The list also features a host of classic rock names, including Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones.

The 56th Grammy ceremony will take place January 26 in Los Angeles. Below, you can see a list of rock-, blues- and guitar-centric nominations. For the complete list of the 2014 nominations, visit grammy.com.

Best Rock Album
Black Sabbath: 13
David Bowie: The Next Day
Kings Of Leon: Mechanical Bull
Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day
Queens Of The Stone Age: …Like Clockwork
Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes: "Always Alright"
David Bowie: "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"
Imagine Dragons: "Radioactive"
Led Zeppelin: "Kashmir"
Queens Of The Stone Age: "My God Is The Sun"
Jack White: "I'm Shakin'"

Best Metal Performance
Anthrax: "TNT"
Black Sabbath: "God Is Dead?"
Dream Theater: "The Enemy Inside"
Killswitch Engage: "In Due Time"
Volbeat: "Room 24 (featuring King Diamond)"

Best Rock Song
Gary Clark Jr: "Ain't Messin' 'Round"
Nirvana/Paul McCartney: "Cut Me Some Slack"
Rolling Stones: "Doom And Gloom"
Black Sabbath: "God is Dead?"
Muse: "Panic Station"

Best Blues Album
Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman: Remembering Little Walter
James Cotton: Cotton Mouth Man
Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite: Get Up!
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Seesaw
Bobby Rush: Down In Louisiana

Best Compilation Soundtrack
Dave Grohl & co: Sound City - Reel To Reel

Best Recording Package
Metallica: Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)
David Bowie: The Next Day

Best Boxed Or Limited Edition Package
Rolling Stones: The Brussels Affair
Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)

Best Historical Album
Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965
Bill Withers: The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums

Best Engineered Album
Alice In Chains: The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Queens Of The Stone Age: …Like Clockwork

Best Surround Sound Album
Paul McCartney: Live Kisses
Primus: Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition)

Best Music Film
Green Day: ¡Cuatro!
Paul McCartney: Live Kisses


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