Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Foo Fighters Lead Grammy Award Rock Nominations
Paul McCartney is now the second most nominated artist in Grammy history with his two nods in the rock category pushing him to 81.
McCartney is up for Best Rock Album for his release, McCartney III and for the song “Find My Way” in the Best Rock Song Category. McCartney is an 18 time Grammy Award winner, earning his first in 1964 as a member of The Beatles in the Best New Artist Category and for the song “A Hard Days Night.” McCartney–who recently inducted Foo Fighters into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame–is competing with the new inductees, who are up for Best Rock Album with the release, “Medicine at Midnight” and “Waiting on a War” for Best Rock Song. Foo Fighters are also nominated for Best Rock Performance for the song “Making a Fire.”
AC/DC is also up for three Grammy Awards in the Rock Album category for “Power Up,” Best Music Video for “Shot in the Dark,” (AC/DC); David Mallet, video director; Dione Orrom, video producer. and for Best Rock Performance with “Shot in the Dark”.
Other rock nominees include: New Jersey natives Blues Traveler for “Traveler’s Blues” in the Traditional Blues category, the late Chris Cornell up for two with “No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1″ for Best Rock Album and his cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U” for Best Rock Performance, Wolfgang Van Halen for Best Rock Song with the song, “Distance,” Jackson Browne in the Americana category for “Downhill from Everywhere,” Darren Evans, Dhani Harrison and Olivia Harrison, art directors (George Harrison) for Best Box Set “All Things Must Pass: 50th Anniversary Edition,” David Bryne for Best Music Film for “David Byrne’s American Utopia,” (David Byrne); Spike Lee, video director; David Byrne and Spike Lee, video producers. and “Music, Money, Madness … Jimi Hendrix in Maui,” (Jimi Hendrix); John McDermott, video director; Janie Hendrix, John McDermott and George Scott, video producers, for Best Music Film.
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