Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nomineesd have been announced and thanks to Classic Rock, heres the nominations that matter:

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE

AC/DC – War Machine

Alice In Chains – Check My Brain

Metallica – The Unforgiven III

Nickelback – Burn It To The Ground

Linkin Park – What I’ve Done

BEST HEAVY METAL PERFORMANCE

Judas Priest – Dissident Aggressor

Megadeth – Head Crusher

Slayer – Hate Worldwide

Ministry – Senor Peligro

Lamb Of God – Set To Fail

BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

Jeff Beck – A Day In The Life

Booker T. Jones – Warped Sister

Steve Vai – Now We Run

Brian Setzer Orchestra – Mr Surfer Goes Jazzin’

Brad Paisley – Playing With Fire

BEST ROCK ALBUM

AC/DC – Black Ice

Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood – Live From Madison Square Garden

Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey And The Groogruz King

U2 – No Line On The Horizon

Classic Rock Awards Winners

The annual Classic Rock awards were last night, heres a list of the winners:

“Best New Band”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Mean Fiddler
Winner: CHICKENFOOT

“Album Of The Year”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Universal Catalogue / Lost Tunes
Winner: AC/DC – “Black Ice”

“Band Of The Year”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Guitar Hero
Winner: IRON MAIDEN

“Best Reissue”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Live Nation
Winner: BLACK SABBATH Reissues

“DVD / Film Of The Year”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Play.com
Winner: “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”

“Event Of The Year”
Voted for by readers of Classic Rock magazine
Sponsored by Alchemy
Winner: Download Festival

“Outstanding Contribution”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Monitor Audio
Winner: Ronnie Wood

“Tommy Vance Inspiration Award”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Rhino
Winner: John Bonham

“Innovator”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Eagle Rock
Winner: Ginger Baker

“VIP Award”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Dannoff Premium Vodka
Winner: Doc McGhee

“Metal Guru”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Bravado
Winner: Biff Byford

“Spirit Of Prog”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Planet Rock
Winner: DREAM THEATER

“Marshall 11 Award”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Marshall
Winner: Billy Gibbons

“Childline Rocks Award”
Winner: Steve Harley

“Classic Songwriter”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Sony Music
Winner: Paul Rodgers

“Classic Album”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Provogue
Winner: AEROSMITH – “Rocks”

“Breakthrough”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Rock Radio
Winner: Joe Bonamassa

“Comeback Of The Year”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by EMI Music
Winner: MOTT THE HOOPLE

“Living Legend”
Chosen by a Classic Rock Judging Panel
Sponsored by Marshall
Winner: Iggy Pop

Deep Purple Planning New Album

Guitarist Steve Morse did an interview with UK magazine Classic Rock, Heres an excerpt:

“We are in the sort of position where we don’t have any pressure on us. We’re not a pop act, so nobody these days expects us to sell a lot of records. So, as long as we come up with a good album to satisfy our core fans, then that’s all that matters.”

Supposedly, the plan is to begin recording next year.