Nominees

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Beyond Here Lies Nothin'

Bob Dylan
Track from: Together Through Life
[Columbia]

Change In The Weather

John Fogerty
Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
[Verve Forecast]

Dreamer

Prince
Track from: LotusFlow3r
[NPG Records]

Working On A Dream

Bruce Springsteen
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia]

Fork In The Road

Neil Young
Track from: Fork In The Road
[Reprise]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Can't Find My Way Home

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
Track from: Live From Madison Square Garden
[Reprise]

Life In Technicolor II

Coldplay
Track from: Prospekt's March EP
[Capitol]

21 Guns

Green Day
Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
[Reprise]

Use Somebody

Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

U2
Track from: No Line On The Horizon
[Interscope]

Best Hard Rock Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

War Machine

AC/DC
Track from: Black Ice
[Columbia]

Check My Brain

Alice In Chains
[Virgin]

What I've Done

Linkin Park
Track from: Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes
[Warner Bros.]

The Unforgiven III

Metallica
Track from: Death Magnetic
[Warner Bros.]

Burn It To The Ground

Nickelback
Track from: Dark Horse
[Roadrunner Records]

Best Metal Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.

Dissident Aggressor

Judas Priest
Track from: A Touch Of Evil - Live
[Epic]

Set To Fail

Lamb Of God
Track from: Wrath
[Epic]

Head Crusher

Megadeth
Track from: Endgame
[Roadrunner Records]

Señor Peligro

Ministry
Track from: Adios...
[13th Planet]

Hate Worldwide

Slayer
[American / Columbia]

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.

A Day In The Life

Jeff Beck
Track from: Performing This Week...Live At Ronnie Scott's
[Eagle Records]

Warped Sister

Booker T. Jones
Track from: Potato Hole
[ANTI]

Playing With Fire

Brad Paisley
Track from: Play
[Arista Nashville]

Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin'

Brian Setzer Orchestra
[Surfdog Records]

Now We Run

Steve Vai
[Favored Nations Entertainment]

Best Rock Song

A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

The Fixer

Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)
[Monkeywrench; Publishers: Innocent Bystander, Jumpin' Cat Music, Theory of Color, Write Treatage Music.]

I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2)
Track from: No Line On The Horizon
[Interscope; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing, Upala Music.]

21 Guns

Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)
Track from: 21st Century Breakdown
[Reprise; Publishers: WB Music Corp./Green Daze Music.]

Use Somebody

Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]

Working On A Dream

Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]

Best Rock Album

Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.

Black Ice

AC/DC
[Columbia]

Live From Madison Square Garden

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
[Reprise/Duck]

21st Century Breakdown

Green Day
[Reprise]

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King

Dave Matthews Band
[RCA Records / Bama Rags Recordings, LLC.]

No Line On The Horizon

U2
[Interscope]