QOTSA, Sabbath, Dream Theater, Jack White and More Among Grammy 2014 Nominees

Metallica, Led Zeppelin and Muse also nominated, details inside.

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A full list of Grammy Awards 2014 nominees has officially been unveiled, giving fans a chance to look back at some of 2013's most successful music acts. Leading the way for rock sound, Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age have fetched three nominations each in various categories. Also carrying the guitar-driven banner, Dream Theater, Metallica, Muse, Alice in Chains, Jack White and more have found their spot in the Grammy race. Looking at Best Rock Performance nominees, we find the likes of QOTSA's "My God Is the Sun," Jack White's "I'm Shakin'" and rock icons Led Zeppelin's live rendition of "Kashmir" track. Going further into Best Metal Performance domain, Black Sabbath, Dream Theater, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage and Volbeat are clashing for the big prize with their latest tunes. The 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for January 26 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Check out some of the categories and their nominees below, more info at the official website. Record of the Year "Get Lucky," Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons "Royals," Lorde "Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams Album of the Year "The Blessed Unrest," Sara Bereilles "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City," Kendrick Lamar "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Red," Taylor Swift Song of the Year "Just Give Me a Reason," Pink featuring Nate Ruess "Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars "Roar," Katy Perry "Royals," Lorde "Same Love," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert Best Rock Performance "Always Alright," Alabama Shakes "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," David Bowie "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons "Kashmir (Live)," Led Zeppelin "My God Is the Sun," Queens of the Stone Age "I’m Shakin'," Jack White Best Rock Album "13," Black Sabbath "The Next Day," David Bowie "Mechanical Bull," Kings of Leon "Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin "Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age "Psychedelic Pill," Neil Young with Crazy Horse Best Alternative Music Album "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You," Neko Case "Trouble Will Find Me," The National "Hesitation Marks," Nine Inch Nails "Lonerism," Tame Impala "Modern Vampires of the City," Vampire Weekend Best Metal Performance "TNT," Anthrax "God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath "The Enemy Inside," Dream Theater "In Due Time," Killswitch Engage "Room 24," Volbeat featuring King Diamond Best Rock Song "Ain't Messin 'Round," Gary Clark Jr. "Cut Me Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear "Doom and Gloom," Rolling Stones "God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath "Panic Station," Muse Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media "Django Unchained" "The Great Gatsby" "Les Miserables" "Muscle Shoals" "Sound City: Real to Reel" Best Recording Package "Automatic Music Can Be Fun," Geneseo "Long Night Moon," Reckless Kelly "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail," Jay-Z "Metallica Through the Never," Metallica "The Next Day," David Bowie Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical "Annie Up," Pistol Annies "The Blue Room," Madeleine Peyroux "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here," Alice in Chains "...Like Clockwork," Queens of the Stone Age "The Moorings," Andrew Duhon "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk Best Surround Sound Album "Live Kisses," Paul McCartney "Sailing the Seas of Cheese," Primus "Signature Sound Opus One," Various Artists "Sixteen Sunsets," Jane Ira Bloom "Sprung Rhythm," Richard Scerbo & Inscape Best Music Video "Safe and Sound," Capital Cities "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film," Jay-Z "Can’t Hold Us," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z "I’m Shakin," Jack White Best Music Film "Live 2012," Coldplay "Cuatro," Green Day "I'm In I'm out and I'm Gone: The Making of 'Get Up!,'" Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite "Live Kisses," Paul McCartney "The Road to Red Rocks," Mumford & Sons

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    too bad they wont show it on TV. all the rock sections these days are cut out to preserve some air time for all the mainstream pop awards. Still some awesome stuff in here.
    That's a shame. I hope Gary Clark Jr. wins something and that it gets some air time. He really deserves recognition for putting out some great blue-rock. If he succeeds, then that will help rock get more attention again.
    I'm going in order of awards listed: Daft Punk Daft Punk Lorde QOTSA QOTSA NIN Dream Theatre Grohl McCartney Novoselic Smear Sound City Bowie Daft Punk McCartney JT ft Jay-Z Coldplay
    Yeah, Daft Punk better ****ing win. Alot. Also... Best Rock Performance, Imagine Dragons. -_- wtf no.....
    The rock sections have some damn good choices.
    It's awesome to me that I am able to see both Black Sabbath AND Led Zeppelin on the same thing for a Grammy Nomination. Before this year the last time that could have happened was in like 1979.
    Here's my list Record of the Year: Daft Punk Album of the Year: Daft Punk Song of the Year: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Best Rock Performance: David Bowie Best Rock Album: Queens of the Stone Age Best Alternative Music Album: Tame Impala Best Metal Performance: Probably Dream Theater Best Rock Song: Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear Best Compilation Album for Visual Media: Sound City: Real to Reel Best Recording Package: David Bowie Best Engineered Album, Non-classical: Daft Punk Best Surround Sound Album: Paul McCartney Best Music Video: Justin Timberlake Best Music Film: Paul McCartney But seriously...ROBIN THICKE??? Why the F**K is he even nominated for ANYTHING?!
    Nice to see Tame Impala get some well-deserved recognition. Congratulations and best of luck for all the other nominees too!
    I Appear Missing by QOTSA would've been a cool nomination for best rock song, in my opinion. But I understand how the Grammy's work so I didn't really expect it to be nominated
    i really tought QOTSA would get nominated for album of the year, but hey... mackelmore and taylor swift man
    And I really thought QOTSA would get nominated for Best Music Video. I mean did you see the stuff they released for ...Like Clockwork?
    I was hoping for that amazing music video by David Bowie for "Love is Lost," but I guess it was released too late for nomination.
    Scroll a little further (Best Rock Album)
    Keep your winky face to your god damn self. That album deserves an "Album of the Year" nomination. Keep Taylor Swift at the CMAs. If Daft Punk can get in that spot, so can QOTSA. The record was universally acclaimed, universally loved, QOTSA was on every show, festival, and radio station and deserve more than just "ROCK album of the year"
    "Keep your winky face to your god damn self." Well, that escalated quickly.
    But hey, Wasting Light made it's way to an album of the year nomination. QOTSA is just too weird I guess for all these mainstream artists.. Which is good!
    Dude calm down, I share your opinion, but it's the Grammy Awards. I'd love to see QOTSA as the album of the year but appearently Grammy Awards make a seperate award for rock and 'non-rock/commercial music'. And since when are winky faces offensive?
    Most of the grammys is a joke. Taylor Swift for album of the year?
    Hope Led Zeppelin wins Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance
    House of Gold and Bones Part 2? Anyone? A double album that was so universally acclaimed and it doesn't even get Rock AOTY? Fuck the Grammies.
    Hoping QotSA takes most of theirs. Also, GKMC should win album of the year. Phenomenal piece of art.
    -Lorde -Don't Care -Lorde -Alabama Shakes -Black Sabbath or QOTSA-Sabbath had bad lyrics, QOTSA gets dull on the back end of the album -Tame Impala -Don't Care -Gary Clark Jr. -Probably the most interesting group up there...I really like Django -How is this a category? -QOTSA or Daft Punk -Is THIS really a category? -JT ft Jay-Z -Don't Care If Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, and Gary Clark all win, it would be awesome for the music community. Tame Impala and Alabama Shakes especially deserve to be well known, but I don't see another medium for their name to really get out there.
    Alabama Shakes's release wore out after a couple listens for me. Idk, that might just be me, maybe ill revisit the album.
    ok, through the never definitely should've been in best music film!!
    Are you kidding me? AIC for best engineered album? As good of an album as it was, everything was just way too loud. Didn't even sound good in my car's stereo. You couldn't hear anything individually; it just kind of was just a wall of sound. Especially with the guitars and vocals
    Jack White was nominated for his performance of "I'm Shakin'"? WHAT?!? Did they even SEE his performance at the Grammys?!? They should have given him one right then and there!
    I don't think anybody on the comment section here saw Kashmir live on Celebration Day. That one truly deserves to win.