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Classic Rockers Score Big with Nominations for 2014 Grammy Awards


Classic Rockers are dominating the Rock category for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

In nominations announced Friday (December 6), Black Sabbath snared three, including Best Rock Album for "13," its first release in 35 years with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne and the group's first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The single "God is Dead?" is up for Best Rock Song and Best Metal Performance.

Sabbath has won just one Grammy before, for Best Metal Performance in 1999.

As a previous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Led Zeppelin has a shot at its first performance Grammy with two nominations: Best Rock Album for “Celebration Day" from the group's 2007 reunion concert at London's O2 Arena, and Best Rock Performance for "Kashmir" from the set.

David Bowie's comeback "The Next Day" is also nominated for Best Rock Album while his single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” is up for Best Rock Performance, while Paul McCartney's "Live Kisses" DVD is contending for Best Music Film and "Cut Me Some Slack," his collaboration with surviving Nirvana members from Dave Grohl's "Sound City -- Real to Reel," is up for Best Rock Song.

The Rolling Stones's "Doom and Gloom" form the 2012 "GRRR!" compilation is another Best Rock Song nominee, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse's "Psychedelic Pill" also received a Best Rock Album nomination.

The Grammys take place January 26 in Los Angeles and air live on CBS.

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