AC/DC, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 23 and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below.

Top Duo/Group:

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • BTS
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maroon 5

Top Rock Artist:

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Album:

  • AC/DC – “Power Up”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Plastic Hearts”
  • Glass Animals – “Dreamland”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Tickets To My Downfall”
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Letter To You”

Top Rock Song:

  • AJR – “Bang!”
  • All Time Low – “Monsters” (feat. Blackbear)
  • Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “My Ex’s Best Friend” (feat. Blackbear)
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Level Of Concern“

The full list of nominees can be found HERE.

AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Etc. Nominated For 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 27 at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and the artists nominated in the rock categories can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song of the Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “Death By Rock And Roll”
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover)
  • Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Under The Graveyard”

Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AC/DC
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Shinedown
  • The Pretty Reckless

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • AJR – “Bang!”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”
  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
  • twenty one pilots – “Level Of Concern”
  • All Time Low – “Monsters” (feat. blackbear)

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AJR
  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Cage the Elephant
  • twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

  • Ashe
  • Dayglow
  • Powfu
  • Royal & The Serpent
  • Wallows

The fan-vote is open HERE.

Protest The Hero, Kataklysm, Silverstein, Annihilator, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Juno Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 JUNO Awards. The ceremony will take place in Toronto, ON on May 16 and the nominees for the rock/metal categories can be found below:

Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year:

  • Annihilator – “Ballistic, Sadistic“
  • Kataklysm – “Unconquered“
  • Protest The Hero – “Palimpsest“
  • Unleash The Archers – “Abyss“
  • Vile Creature – “Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!“

Rock Album Of The Year:

  • Crown Lands – “Crown Lands“
  • JJ Wilde – “Ruthless“
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse – “Colorado“
  • Sam Roberts Band – “All Of Us“
  • Silverstein – “A Beautiful Place To Drown“

Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, The New York Dolls, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. The official inductees will be announced in May with the ceremony set to take place in Cleveland, OH this fall. The fan vote is open HERE.

Power Trip, Body Count, In This Moment, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have officially been revealed. The ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”) and it will broadcast on CBS on January 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Body Count – “Bum Rush”
  • Code Orange – “Underneath”
  • In This Moment – “The In-Between”
  • Poppy – “Bloodmoney”
  • Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) (live)

Best Recording Package:

  • Caspian – “On Circles” (Jordan Butcher, art director)
  • The Desert Sessions – “Vols. 11 & 12” (Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors)
  • Grouplove – “Healers” (Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors)
  • Coldplay – “Everyday Life” (Pilar Zeta, art director)
  • Lil Wayne – “Funeral” (Kyle Goen, art director)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”
  • “Bill & Ted Face The Music”
  • “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga”
  • “Frozen 2”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”

Best Music Film:

  • “Beastie Boys Story” (Beastie Boys)
  • “Black Is King” (Beyoncé)
  • “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” (Freestyle Love Supreme)
  • “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice” (Linda Ronstadt)
  • “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” (ZZ Top)

Best Rock Performance:

  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • HAIM – “The Steps”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”

Best Rock Song:

  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”

Best Rock Album:

  • Fontaines D.C. – “A Hero’s Death”
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”
  • Sturgill Simpson – “Sound & Fury”
  • The Strokes – “The New Abnormal”

The Agonist, Kobra And The Lotus, Sum 41, Etc. Nominated For 2020 JUNO Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 JUNO Awards. The ceremony will take place in Saskatoon, SK on March 15 and the nominees for the rock/metal categories can be found below:

Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year:

  • Kobra And The Lotus – “Evolution“
  • Lindsay Schoolcraft – “Martyr“
  • Single Mothers – “Through A Wall“
  • Striker – “Play To Win“
  • The Agonist – “Orphans“

Rock Album Of The Year:

  • Big Wreck – “…but for the sun“
  • Headstones – “PEOPLESKILLS“
  • Sum 41 – “Order In Decline“
  • The Dirty Nil – “Master Volume“
  • The Glorious Sons – “A War On Everything“

Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, Etc. To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The inductees have been revealed for the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. They include: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex. Nominees that didn’t get in include: Judas Priest, Motörhead, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and Todd Rundgren. The ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on May 2 and it will air live on HBO.

Opeth, Candlemass, Entombed A.D., Etc. Nominated For Swedish Grammis

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Swedish Grammis awards. The event will take place at the Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden on February 6 and the following artists have been nominated in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category:

  • Candlemass – “The Door To Doom”
  • Entombed A.D. – “Bowels Of Earth”
  • Hammerfall – “Dominion”
  • Opeth – “In Cauda Venenum”
  • The Flower Kings – “Waiting For Miracles”

Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Nominated For 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Candlemass & Tony Iommi – “Astorolus – The Great Octopus“
  • Death Angel – “Humanicide“
  • I Prevail – “Bow Down“
  • Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed“
  • Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance:

  • Bones UK – “Pretty Waste“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman“
  • Rival Sons – “Too Bad“

Best Rock Song:

  • Tool – “Fear Inoculum“
  • The 1975 – “Give Yourself A Try“
  • Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album:

  • Bring Me The Horizon – “amo“
  • Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“
  • The Cranberries – “In The End“
  • I Prevail – “Trauma“
  •  Rival Sons – “Feral Roots“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) was also nominated in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Judas Priest, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Etc. Nominated For 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They include: Judas Priest, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Kraftwerk, MC5, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, and T. Rex. The fan vote is now open HERE. The ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on May 2.

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil told Billboard the following:

“I thought this is important, especially for the legacy of Soundgarden, and for Chris‘ legacy. It’s really important now to understand this from the perspective of the fans and to understand Soundgarden as both a current enterprise as well as a posthumous exercise.”

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford also talked to Billboard:

“It’s just another thrill, again, to be nominated, and so quickly because I know sometimes the nominations can get stretched out for quite a long period of time. So to get another one so quickly is wonderful and another great moment for the Priest and for our fans.”

Motörhead‘s Mikkey Dee also chatted with Billboard, despite the fact that him and Phil Campbell were left out of Mötorhead’s nomination:

“In my book, if anyone really deserves to be in that Hall of Fame, it’s Motörhead in so many ways because of the inspiration on thousands of bands.

Even the biggest of the biggest have been so influenced by Motörhead and Lemmy. It’s the real deal. If you talk to Ozzy, he thinks that Motörhead should have been in before Black Sabbath, even.”

He also added the following about him and Campbell getting snubbed:

“That is pure wrong, I would say, and I know Phil will be very disappointed, too. We’ve been carrying the flag for 25 years together, and actually brought Motörhead to what it was. We did 25 years out of the 40. The original band lasted just a few years (Clarke left in 1982, Taylor in 1984 and returned from 1987-92). They started it off, but as Lemmy said himself they wouldn’t have lasted another six months doing that lineup. I don’t think we would’ve been where we are today without the 25 years we spent touring.”