Green Day, Dave Grohl, Nate Ruess, Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, more get Grammy nods

December 6, 2013
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Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and there are definitely some surprises in the bunch. To be nominated, the music in question had to have been released between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013. Some highlights among the nominees, in alphabetical order:

  • Capital Cities: Best Music Video (“Safe And Sound”)
  • Neko Case: Best Alternative Music Album (The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You)
  • Rob Cavallo: Producer Of The Year (Green Day, Tegan And Sara, Regina Spektor)
  • Stephen Colbert: Best Spoken Word Album (America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't)
  • Coldplay (2): Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Atlas”), Best Music Film (Live 2012)
  • Daft Punk (5): Record Of The Year (“Get Lucky”), Album Of The Year (Random Access Memories), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Get Lucky”), Best Dance/Electronica Album (Random Access Memories), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (Random Access Memories)
  • Disclosure: Best Dance/Electronica Album (Settle)
  • Green Day [pictured]: Best Music Film (Cuatro!)
  • Dave Grohl: Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media (Sound City: Real To Reel)
  • Killswitch Engage: Best Metal Performance (“In Due Time”)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (7): Album Of The Year (The Heist), Song Of The Year (“Same Love”), Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”), Best Rap Song (“Thrift Shop”), Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Music Video (“Can't Hold Us”)
  • Metallica: Best Recording Package (Metallica Through The Never)
  • Muse: Best Rock Song (“Panic Station”)
  • The National: Best Alternative Music Album (Trouble Will Find Me)
  • Nine Inch Nails: Best Alternative Music Album (Hesitation Marks)
  • Nirvana & Paul McCartney: Best Rock Song (“Cut Me Some Slack”)
  • Tig Notaro: Best Comedy Album (Live)
  • Queens Of The Stone Age (3): Best Rock Performance (“My God Is The Sun”), Best Rock Album (…Like Clockwork), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (…Like Clockwork)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid: Producer Of The Year (Haim, Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira)
  • Nate Ruess of fun. (2): Song Of The Year (“Pink's “Just Give Me A Reason”), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (“Just Give Me A Reason”)
  • Regina Spektor: Best Song Written For Visual Media (“You've Got Time”)
  • Tame Impala: Best Alternative Music Album (Lonerism)
  • Jeff Tweedy: Producer Of The Year (Low, Mavis Staples, Sarah Lee Guthrie)
  • Vampire Weekend: Best Alternative Music Album (Modern Vampires Of The City)
  • Jack White (2): Best Rock Performance (“I'm Shakin'”), Best Music Video (“I'm Shakin'”)
  • Zedd: Best Dance Recording (“Clarity”)


The ceremony will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014, and will air on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. EST. You can find the full list of nominees here.

Written by Scott Heisel