Grammy Nominations Announced: Linkin Park Leads The Pack

By Frank Meyer, Contributing Editor
Friday, January 4, 2002 @ 10:34 AM

NARAS Announce Grammy Nominati

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The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards this morning and nu metal kingpins Linkin Park lead the way in the rock-related categories with three nominations: Best New Artist, Best hard Rock performance (“Crawling”), and Best Rock Album (Hybrid Theory).

Linin Park is up against India.Arie, Nelly Furtado, David Gray and Alicia Keys in the Best New Artist category. In the category of Best Hard Rock performance, they are up against the likes of Alien Ant Farm (“Smooth Criminal”), P.O.D. (“Alive”), Rage Against The Machine (“Renegades of Funk”) and Saliva (“Your Disease”). In the Best Rock Album category they compete against Ryan Adams (Gold, Aerosmith ( Just Push Play), PJ Harvey (Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea) and U2 (All That You Can't Leave Behind). Meanwhile, Boston Bad Boys Aerosmith and their song “Jaded” are up against the likes of Coldplay, Dave Mathews Band, Train and U2 in the category of Best Rock Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocal, as well as the Best Rock Album category. Other hard rock artists to be nominated include Slayer, Black Sabbath, Godsmack, System of a Down, and Slipknot.

The nominations are for recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001. The award ceremony is scheduled for February 27th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be aired on CBS.

Here are the other rock-related nominations:

Best Metal Performance: For solo vocals, or Duos/Groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
1. “The Wizard”
Black Sabbath
Track from: Ozzfest 2001 The Second Millennium
[Epic Records/Divine Recordings]

2. “Disciple”
Track from: God Hates Us All
[American/Island Def Jam Music Group]

3. “Left Behind”
Track from: Iowa
[Roadrunner Records]

4. “Chop Suey!”
System Of A Down
Track from: Toxicity
[American/Sony Music Entertainment]

5. “Schism”
Track from: Lateralus
[Tool Dissectional/Volcano Entertainment]

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal Instrumentals. Singles or Tracks only.
1. “High Falls”
The Allman Brothers Band
Track from: Peakin' At The Beacon
[Epic/550 Music Group]

2. “Dirty Mind”
Jeff Beck
Track from: You Had It Coming
[Epic Records]

3. “Vampires”
Track from: Awake
[Republic/Universal Records]

4. “Always With Me, Always With You”
Joe Satriani
Track from: Live In San Francisco
[Epic Records]

5. “Whispering A Prayer”
Steve Vai
Track from: Alive In An Ultra World
[Epic Records]

Best Rock Song:
A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. Singles or Tracks only.
1. “Drops Of Jupiter”
Charlie Colin, Rob Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford & Scott Underwood, songwriters (Train)
Track from: Drops Of Jupiter
[Columbia Records Group; Publisher: EMI April Music Inc., P. Timon Music, Mr. Clean Music, Schweet Music, Desert Tent Music, EMI Blackwood Music Inc., Wunderwood Music]

2. “Elevation”
U2, songwriter (U2)
Track from: All That You Can't Leave Behind
[Interscope Records; Polygram International Music Publishing B.V.]

3. “Jaded”
Marti Frederiksen & Steven Tyler, songwriters (Aerosmith)
Track from: Just Push Play
[Columbia Records Group; Publishers: EMI April Music Inc., Demon Of Screamin' Music Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music Inc. And Pearl White Music]

4. “Walk On”
U2, songwriter (U2)
Track from: All That You Can't Leave Behind
[Interscope; Publisher: Polygram International Music Publishing B.V.]

5. “Yellow”
Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Track from: Parachutes
[Capitol Records; Publisher: BMG Music Publishing LTD.]

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