The 2013 Grammy nominees have been revealed.
They were whittled down from over 17,000 entrants, with the Recording Academy placing their final votes for the winners by December 19.
There will be fierce competition in the rock categories, listed below, which pit artists old and new against each other.
"The Grammy Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy (via Blabbermouth). "This year's nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields. Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we're off to an exciting start on the road to Music's Biggest Night, the 55th annual Grammy Awards, on February 10."
See the Grammy nominees here, and let us know about better artists who missed the cut in the comments.
Album Of The Year:
"El Camino" - The Black Keys "Some Nights" - FUN. "Babel" - Mumford & Sons "Channel Orange" - Frank Ocean "Blunderbuss" - Jack White
Best Rock Performance:
"Hold On" - Alabama Shakes "Lonely Boy" - The Black Keys "Charlie Brown" - Coldplay "I Will Wait" - Mumford & Sons "We Take Care Of Our Own" - Bruce Springsteen
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
"I'm Alive" - Anthrax "Love Bites (So Do I)" - Halestorm "Blood Brothers" - Iron Maiden "Ghost Walking" - Lamb Of God "No Reflection" - Marilyn Manson "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" - Megadeth
Best Rock Album:
"El Camino" - The Black Keys "Mylo Xyloto" - Coldplay "The 2nd Law" - Muse "Wrecking Ball" - Bruce Springsteen "Blunderbuss" - Jack White
Best Rock Song:
"Freedom At 21" - Jack White "I Will Wait" - Mumford & Sons "Lonely Boy" - The Black Keys "Madness" - Muse "We Take Care Of Our Own" - Bruce Springsteen