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Who will win this year’s rock Grammys?

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The 2022 Grammys finally take place this Sunday. Here’s a rundown of who’s competing in the rock categories:

In the so-called Big Four categories, Billie Eilish‘s Happier Than Ever is nominated for Album of the Year, and its title track will compete for Song and Record of the Year. Eilish’s brother and collaborator, FINNEAS, is up for Best New Artist, as is Glass Animals.

In the Best Rock Album field, you’ll find Foo FightersMedicine at Midnight, AC/DC‘s Power Up, Chris Cornell‘s posthumous No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol. 1, Paul McCartney‘s McCartney III, and Black PumasCapitol Cuts — Live from Studio A.

The Best Rock Song nominees are Foo Fighters’ “Waiting on a War,” McCartney’s “Find My Way,” Mammoth WVH‘s “Distance,” Kings of Leon‘s “The Bandit,” and Weezer‘s “All My Favorite Songs.”

For Best Rock Performance, the nominees include Foo Fighters’ “Making a Fire,” AC/DC’s “Shot in the Dark,” Cornell’s cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Black Pumas’ “Know You Better (Live from Capitol Studio A),” and Deftones‘ “Ohms.”

Deftones is also up for Best Metal Performance with “Genesis,” along with Dream Theater‘s “The Alien,” Gojira‘s “Amazonia,” Mastodon‘s “Pushing the Tides,” and Rob Zombie‘s “The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition).”

Finally, the Best Alternative Album nominees include St. Vincent‘s Daddy’s Home, Halsey‘s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, Fleet FoxesShore, Japanese Breakfast‘s Jubilee, and Arlo Parks‘s Collapsed in Sunbeams.

Disgraced rocker Marilyn Manson is also controversially nominated for Album of the Year as a contributor to Kanye West‘s Donda.

The 2022 Grammys take place April 3, though the rock categories are often announced ahead of the actual ceremony, which airs at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Eilish is among the confirmed performers. Foo Fighters were originally scheduled to perform, but according to Rolling Stone, they won’t appear, following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

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