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Grammy Noms in Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, and Rock Categories

Nominees for Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance in the 53rd annual Grammy awards have been announced.

Best Hard Rock Performance

Alice in Chains: A Looking In View

Ozzy Osbourne: Let Me Hear You Scream

Soundgarden: Black Rain

Stone Temple Pilots: Between the Lines

Them Crooked Vultures: New Fang

Best Metal Performance

Iron Maiden: El Dorado

Korn: Let the Guilt Go

Lamb of God: In Your Words

Megadeth: Sudden Death

Slayer: World Painted Blood

It’s the second nomination in a row for Alice in Chains, Lamb of God, Megadeth and Slayer. Maiden have been nominated twice before but never won. Ozzy has won Best Metal performance twice. Soundgarden won both awards in 1995. Slayer and Korn have two awards each and Stone Temple Pilots have one.

The award ceremony takes place on February 13 in Los Angeles, with the rock and metal awards traditionally held in a lower-key venue than the main televised event.

Last year’s Best Hard Rock Grammy went to AC/DC for War Machine, which won over Alice in Chains’ Check My Brain, Linkin Park’s What I’ve Done, Metallica’s Unforgiven III and Nickelback’s Burn it to the Ground. The Best Metal Performance was won by Judas Priest for Dissident Aggressor, which was up against Lamb of God’s Set to Fail, Megadeth’s Headcrusher, Ministry’s Senor Peligro and Slayer’s Hate Worldwide.

Other rock-related nominations for 2010

Best Rock Album

Emotion & Commotion: Jeff Beck

The Resistance: Muse

Backspacer: Pearl Jam

Mojo: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Le Noise: Neil Young

Best Rock Song

Angry World: Neil Young Little

Lion Man: Mumford & Sons

Radioactive: Kings Of Leon

Resistance: Muse

Tighten Up: The Black Keys

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Hammerhead: Jeff Beck

Black Mud: The Black Keys

Do The Murray: Los Lobos

Kundalini Bonfire: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds

The Deathless Horsie: Dweezil Zappa

Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals Ready To Start:

Arcade Fire I Put A Spell On You: Jeff Beck & Joss Stone

Tighten Up: The Black Keys

Radioactive: Kings Of Leon

Resistance: Muse

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Run Back To Your Side: Eric Clapton

Crossroads: John Mayer

Helter Skelter: Paul McCartney

Silver Rider: Robert Plant

Angry World: Neil Young

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