Tool Earns Pair Of Nominations For 2020 Grammy Awards


Tool earned a pair of nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards.

The band’s "Fear Inoculum" is up for Best Rock Song and “7empest” earned a nod for Best Metal Performance.

Tool's first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum – which debuted at No. 1 – failed to score a nomination for Best Rock Album but Bring Me the Horizon, Cage the Elephant, The Cranberries, I Prevail and Rival Sons made the cut.

Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride earned nods for Album of the Year and Best Alternative Music Album. The band is also up for Best Rock Song (for “Harmony Hall”).

Nominations in 84 categories, recognizing the best in music released between Oct. 1, 2018 and Aug. 31, 2019, were announced Wednesday morning.

The 62nd Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys, will be broadcast on Jan. 26, 2020.

Check out the nominations in rock categories below. For nominations in other big categories, click here.

Best Rock Performance

Bones UK - "Pretty Waste"
Gary Clark Jr. - "This Land"
Brittany Howard - "History Repeats"
Karen O & Danger Mouse - "Woman"
Rival Sons - "Too Bad"

Best Rock Song

Tool - "Fear Inoculum"
The 1975 - "Give Yourself a Try"
Vampire Weekend - "Harmony Hall"
Brittany Howard - "History Repeats"
Gary Clark Jr. - "This Land"

Best Rock Album

Bring Me the Horizon - amo
Cage the Elephant - Social Cues
The Cranberries - In the End
I Prevail - Trauma
Rival Sons - Feral Roots

Best Metal Performance

Candlemass - “Storolus - The Great Octopus” [ft. Tony Iommi]
Death Angel - “Humanicide”
I Prevail - “Bow Down”
Killswitch Engage - “Unleashed”
Tool - “7empest”

Best Alternative Music Album

Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
James Blake - Assume Form
Bon Iver - i,i
Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
Thom Yorke - Anima

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