AC / DC, Foo Fighters and Mammoth WVH among 2022 Grammy nominees
AC / DC, Foo Fighters and Mammoth WVH are all up for the Grammy Awards at the 2022 ceremony. The nominations list also includes Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix and Chris Cornell, among other rock artists.
The 2022 Grammys are slated for January 31 in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS.
The Best Rock Album category includes AC / DC Power on, Foo Fighters’ Medicine at midnight, McCartney’s McCartney III, the Cornell posthumously takes over LP No one sings like you anymore Vol. 1 and the black Pumas’ Capitol Cuts – Live from Studio A.
McCartney and Foo Fighters are also nominated for Best Rock Song, the former recognized for “Find My Way” and the latter for “Waiting on a War”. The category also includes Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH (“Distance”), Kings of Leon “(The Bandit”) and Weezer (“All My Favorite Songs”).
AC / DC’s “Shot in the Dark” is nominated for Best Music Video and Best Rock Performance. The latter category also includes “Making a Fire” by Foo Fighters, Cornell’s cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Deftones‘”Ohms” and the live version of “Know You Better” by Black Pumas.
The Best Musical Film category includes Music, Money, Madness… Jimi Hendrix in Maui (Hendrix), by David Byrne American Utopia (Byrne), Summer of the soul (Various artists), Happier than ever: a love letter to Los Angeles (Billie Eilish) and Inside (Bo Burnham).
Other nomination highlights included ABBA’s “I Still Have Faith in You” for Record of the Year, Harrison’s Everything must pass: 50th anniversary edition for the best box set or special limited edition package and Girl from the north of the country (using songs by Bob Dylan) for Best Musical Theater Album. Meanwhile, the Best Historical Album category includes both Joni Mitchell (Joni Mitchell Archives: Vol. 1: The early years (1963-1967)) and Prince (Sign O ‘the Times (Super Deluxe Edition)).
Many artists have responded to their nominations on social media. Wolfgang van halen tweeted Tuesday, “Holy shit, I just got nominated for a Grammy.”
Classified AC / DC Albums
Critics say every AC / DC album sounds the same, but that’s far from the truth.