Several of the Grammy nominees in the rock, alternative and metal categories have shared their reactions to being included in the upcoming 2022 ceremony, taking place January 31.
Chris Cornell‘s widow, Vicky Cornell, shared an Instagram post celebrating her late husband’s nods for Best Rock Album for his posthumous album, No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1, and Best Rock Performance for his cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
“While Chris lives on in our children and me daily, knowing he lives on in all of you through his music means the world,” Vicky writes. “Huge thank you to his devoted fans for helping us keep his memory and legacy alive and to the @recordingacademy — we are overwhelmed with gratitude.”
Double nominee Deftones — who will compete for Best Rock Performance with “Ohms” and Best Metal Performance with “Genesis” — feels “honored to have [those songs] be recognized.”
“They were released during a very uncertain time with music and the world alike, so to have them resonate the way they did is really special for us,” the band says. Defones also congratulated Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda for his “amazing” remix of their song, “Passenger,” which is nominated for Best Remixed Recording.
Despite the fact they’ve been releasing music since 2012, Glass Animals is nominated for Best New Artist. Frontman Dave Bayley says, “When starting this little project a Grammy nomination was beyond our wildest dreams.”
Here are a few other reactions from the rock, alternative and metal nominees:
Mammoth WVH‘s Wolfgang Van Halen (Best Rock Song, “Distance”): “Holy s*** I [just got] nominated for a Grammy.”
AC/DC (Best Rock Album, Power Up; Best Rock Performance, “Shot in the Dark”; Best Music Video, “Shot in the Dark”): “#PWRUP the GRAMMYS”
St. Vincent (Best Alternative Music Album, Daddy’s Home): “!!!”
Black Pumas (Best Rock Performance, “Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A)”; Best Rock Album, Capitol Cuts — Live From Studio A): “What an incredible honor to be nominated by the @RecordingAcad for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance for our Capitol Cuts Album!”
Dream Theater (Best Metal Performance, “The Alien”): “We are so honored to be nominated for a GRAMMY this year in the Best Metal Performance category!”
Mastodon (Best Metal Performance, “Pushing the Tides”): “Our song ‘Pushing the Tides’ has been Nominated for a Grammy! Thank you very much.”
Rob Zombie (Best Metal Performance, “The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)): “Well, this latest nomination today was certainly a surprise. It is my eighth nomination… so who knows?”
Halsey (Best Alternative Music Album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power): “Really wasn’t expecting that! It was an honor to work with some of my heroes, Trent [Reznor] and Atticus [Ross], and I am so proud of this album and hope that you guys continue to love it for years to come. Here’s to taking risks.”
FINNEAS (Best New Artist): “Congratulations to all the Grammy nominees! I feel so lucky to be in your company!”
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