Hard Rock and Heavy Metal nominees announced for the 51st Grammy Awards

From Bravewords:

The complete list of nominees in the Hard Rock, Metal, Rock Instrumental and Rock categories for the 51st annual Grammy Awards have been announced and can be viewed below:

Best Hard Rock Performance:
DISTURBED – ‘Inside The Fire’
JUDAS PRIEST – ‘Visions’
THE MARS VOLTA – ‘Wax Simulacra’
MÖTLEY CRÜE – ‘Saints Of Los Angeles’
ROB ZOMBIE – ‘Lords Of Salem’

Best Metal Performance:
DRAGONFORCE – ‘Heroes Of Our Time’
JUDAS PRIEST – ‘Nostradamus’
METALLICA – ‘My Apocalypse’
MINISTRY – ‘Under My Thumb’
SLIPKNOT – ‘Psychosocial’

Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
DAVID GILMOUR – ‘Castellorizon’
METALLICA – ‘Suicide & Redemption’
NINE INCH NAILS – ’34 Ghosts I-IV’
RUSH – ‘Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)’
ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA – ‘Peaches En Regalia’

Best Rock Album:
COLDPLAY – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
KID ROCK – Rock N Roll Jesus
KINGS OF LEON – Only By The Night
METALLICA – Death Magnetic
THE RACONTEURS – Consolers Of The Lonely

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
AC/DC – ‘Rock N Roll Train’
COLDPLAY – ‘Violet Hill’
EAGLES – ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’
KINGS OF LEON – ‘Sex On Fire’
RADIOHEAD – ‘House Of Cards’

Nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced last night (December 3rd) by The Recording Academy.

For the first time, nominations were announced on prime-time television as part of The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night. The one-hour special – broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre L.A Live – featured past Grammy winners and nominees reading nominations in several categories, as well as performing songs from the Grammy Hall Of Fame in celebration of the grand opening of the Grammy Museum.

Grammy ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on December 17 to the voting members of The Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm Deloitte by January 14, 2009, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the telecast.

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Grammy Sunday, February 8, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).