Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop and David Bowie Earn Grammy Nominations
Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and David Bowie received multiple mentions when the nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning. A complete list of classic rock’s honorees is below.
In all, Bowie – who died in January after a battle with cancer – was given five nods, though notably not for Album of the Year. His top nomination was in the Best Alternative Music Album category, a honor shared by former collaborator Iggy Pop. Post Pop Depression, recorded with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, was recognized after becoming Pop’s highest-ever charting U.S. album.
Metallica‘s advance single “Hardwired” joined the Best Rock Song nominees, but the band released its new album too late for consideration in this round of Grammy awards. Disturbed were recognized for their cover of “The Sound of Silence,” even though Simon & Garfunkel never won a Grammy for their original chart-topping version in 1965.
McCartney earned two nods – for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package (Tug Of War: Deluxe Edition) and for Best Remixed Recording (Wings‘ “Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five,” by Timo Maas and James Teej). Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years, Ron Howard‘s documentary on the Beatles, was nominated for Best Music Film.
Dylan was recognized in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for his second collection of songbook tunes, Fallen Angels. The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, the 12th edition in Dylan’s Bootleg Series, was also nominated for Best Historical Album.
NOMINEES FOR THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels
Best Rock Performance
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Disturbed, “The Sound of Silence”
Best Metal Performance
Best Alternative Music Album
David Bowie, Blackstar
Iggy Pop, Post Pop Depression
Best American Roots Song
Jack White, “City Lights”
Best Song Written for Visual Media
Peter Gabriel, “The Veil”
Best Recording Package
David Bowie, Blackstar (Jonathan Barnbrook)
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Paul McCartney, Tug Of War (Deluxe Edition)
Best Historical Album
Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 (Collector’s Edition)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
David Bowie, Blackstar
Best Remixed Recording
Paul McCartney and Wings, “Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five” (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix)
Best Surround Sound Album
Primus, And the Chocolate Factory (5.1 Surround Sound Edition)
Best Music Film
The Beatles, Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years (Ron Howard)
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