GRAMMY NOMINEES AT A GLANCE: ROCK

From artists not old enough to drink legally to literal grandpas, the nominees in the Grammy rock, metal and alternative categories brought innumerable perspectives to the genre in 2023. Here's our guide:

Best Rock Performance

"Sculptures of Anything Goes," Arctic Monkeys
"More Than a Love Song," Black Pumas
"Not Strong Enough," boygenius
"Rescued," Foo Fighters
"Lux Æterna," Metallica

Best Metal Performance

"Bad Man," Disturbed
"Phantom of the Opera," Ghost
"72 Seasons," Metallica
"Hive Mind," Slipknot
"Jaded," Spiritbox

Best Rock Song

"Angry," Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Andrew Watt, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
"Ballad of a Homeschooled Girl," Daniel Nigro & Olivia Rodrigo, songwriters (Olivia Rodrigo)
"Emotion Sickness," Dean Fertita, Joshua Homme, Michael Shuman, Jon Theodore & Troy Van Leeuwen, songwriters (Queens of the Stone Age)
"Not Strong Enough," Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus, songwriters (boygenius)
"Rescued," Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album

But Here We Are, Foo Fighters
Starcatcher, Greta Van Fleet
72 Seasons, Metallica
This Is Why, Paramore
In Times New Roman..., Queens of the Stone Age

Best Alternative Music Performance

"Belinda Says," Alvvays
"Body Paint," Arctic Monkeys
"Cool About It," boygenius
"A&W," Lana Del Rey
"This Is Why," Paramore

Best Alternative Music Album

The Car, Arctic Monkeys
The Record, boygenius
Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd, Lana Del Rey
Cracker Island, Gorillaz
I Inside the Old Year Dying, PJ Harvey

Pictured: (top, clockwise from top left): The Rolling Stones, boygenius, Spiritbox, Metallica; (bottom, clockwise from top left): Greta Van Fleet, Lana Del Rey, PJ Harvey, Black Pumas

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