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Rock Music Grammy Nominees and Winners 2011

The 53rd Annual Grammys


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Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill

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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on February 13, 2011. Pop, country and hip-hop tend to dominate the overall awards, but rock music always has a pretty decent showing as well, partly because they have their own category. This year, the Black Keys and Kings of Leon were among the rock bands honored with nominations.

So without further ado, here is a list of the complete nominations in the rock field. (The winner is listed in bold.)

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

  • Eric Clapton - "Run Back to Your Side"
  • John Mayer - "Crossroads"
  • Paul McCartney - "Helter Skelter"
  • Robert Plant - "Silver Rider"
  • Neil Young - "Angry World"

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

  • Arcade Fire - "Ready to Start"
  • Jeff Beck and Joss Stone - "I Put a Spell on You"
  • The Black Keys - "Tighten Up"
  • Kings of Leon - "Radioactive"
  • Muse - "Resistance"

Best Hard Rock Performance

Best Rock Song

  • Neil Young - "Angry World"
  • Mumford & Sons - "Little Lion Man"
  • Kings of Leon - "Radioactive"
  • Muse - "Resistance"
  • The Black Keys - "Tighten Up"

Best Rock Album

  • Jeff Beck - Emotion & Commotion
  • Muse - The Resistance
  • Pearl Jam - Backspacer
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Mojo
  • Neil Young - Le Noise

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

  • Jeff Beck - "Hammerhead"
  • The Black Keys - "Black Mud"
  • Los Lobos - "Do The Murray"
  • Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - "Kundalini Bonfire"
  • Dweezil Zappa - "The Deathless Horsie"

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"
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