U2 & TOM PETTY: Grammy Nominees
Their latest releases are up for Best Rock Album.
For fans of rock artists who rose to prominence in the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s, the Grammy Awards in February have very little to offer. When the nominees were announced Friday, only a small group of those artists were recognized.
U2 and Tom Petty are up for Best Rock Album with Songs of Innocence and Hypnotic Eye.
Gregg Allman was singled out for his performance of “Statesboro Blues” with Taj Mahal from the Allman tribute concert in January. It’s up for Best American Roots Performance.
The late Johnny Winter got a nod for Best Blues Album.
And that’s it. Albums by Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Pearl Jam and Metallica are also nominated, but if they win, the awards go to the folks who put the albums, packages or films together.
The 57th annual Grammy Awards will be handed out on February 8th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
BEST ROCK ALBUM
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
U2 – Songs of Innocence
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
Beck – Morning Phase
BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE
Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal – “Statesboro Blues”
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”
Billy Childs featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas – “And When I Die”
Keb’ Mo’ featuring The California Feet Warmers – “The Old Me Better”
Nickel Creek – “Destination”
BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM
Beppe – Remote Galaxy
Chamberland – The Berlin Remixes
Pink Floyd – The Division Bell (20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set)
Mahler – Symphony No. 2 Resurrection
BEST BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
Various Artists – Cities of Darkscorch
Neil Young – A Letter Home (Vinyl Box Set)
Various Artists – The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)
Imogen Heap – Sparks (Deluxe Album Box Set)
Grateful Dead – Spring 1990 (The Other One)
BEST RECORDING PACKAGE
Muddy Basin Ramblers – Formosa Medicine Show
Pixies – Indie Cindy
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
FKA Twigs – LP1
Passenger – Whispers
BEST MUSIC FILM
Beyoncé & Jay Z – On the Run Tour
Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill – 20 Feet From Stardom
Metallica – Through the Never
Pink –The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne
Here’s a complete list of nominees: