Tool, Tony Iommi, Chris Cornell Earn 2020 Grammy Nomination

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The 2020 Grammy Award Nominations were released early this morning and on the rock front, the big names elected this year include Tool, Tony Iommi, and Chris Cornell. 

Tool received double nominations, with "Fear Inoculum" (the album title track) receiving a nod for Best Rock Song and another nod for "7empest" in the category of Best Metal Performance. Joining the category for Best Metal Performance was Black Sabbath's Iommi for his contributions to Candlemass' "Astorlus - The Great Octopus." The other double nominee was Rival Sons, up in the running for Best Rock Performance with "Too Bad" as well as Best Rock Album with Feral Roots. I Prevail was also recognized for Best Rock Album for Trauma in addition to Best Metal Performance for "Bow Down." 

In other categories, Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell scored a nod for Best Historical Package for his work in his self-titled legacy album that spans wide across his musical career.

The David Crosby documentary Remember My Name and the Showtime series about Rick Rubin's studio Shangril-La are up against each other in the category for Best Music Film. 

Other notable nominations include the 38-CD Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive earning double nods in the categories of Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package and Best Historical Album. 

Check the full list of categories where rock artists received nominations below. The complete list of nominees can be found at Grammy's website here

Best Rock Performance
"Pretty Waste," Bones UK
"This Land," Gary Clark Jr.
"History Repeats," Brittany Howard
"Woman," Karen O & Danger Mouse
"Too Bad," Rival Sons

Best Metal Performance
"Astorlus - The Great Octopus," Candlemass Featuring Tony Iommi
"Humanicide," Death Angel
"Bow Down," I Prevail
"Unleashed," Killswitch Engage
"7empest," Tool

Best Rock Song
"Fear Inoculum," Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (Tool)
"Give Yourself a Try," George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)
"Harmony Hall," Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)
"History Repeats," Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
"This Land," Gary Clark Jr., so

Best Rock Album
Amo, Bring Me the Horizon
Social Cues, Cage the Elephant
In the End, the Cranberries
Trauma, I Prevail
Feral Roots, Rival Sons

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Anima, Thom Yorke
Gold in Brass Age, David Gray
1963: New Directions, John Coltrane
The Radio Recordings 1939–1945, Wilhelm Furtwangler & Berliner Philharmoniker
Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, Various Artists

Best Recording Package
Anonimas & Resilientes, Voces Del Bullerengue
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell
Hold That Tiger, the Muddy Basin Ramblers
Intellexual, Intellexual

Best Historical Album
The Girl From Chicaksaw County- The Complete Capitol Masters, Bobbie Gentry
The Great Comeback: Horowitz at Carnegie Hall, Vladimir Horowitz
Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New AGe MMusic 1980-1990, Various Artists
Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, Pete Seeger
Woodstock: Back to the Garden - The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, Various Artists

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Ricky Reed

Best Music Film
Remember My Name
Birth of the Cool

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Si, Andrea Bocelli
Love (Deluxe Edition), Michael Bublé
Look Now, Elvis Costello & the Imposters
A Legendary Christmas, John Legend
Walls, Barbra Streisand

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Randy Newman, "The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy"
Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, "Girl in the Movies"
Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, "I'll Never Love Again (Film Version)"
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, "Spirit"
Thom Yorke, "Suspirium"

Best American Roots Song
"Black Myself," Our Native Daughters
"Call My Name," I'm With Her
"Crossing to Jerusalem," Rosanne Cash
"Faraway Look," Yola (co-written with Dan Auerbach)
"I Don't Wanna Ride the Rails No More," Vince Gill


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