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Chris Cornell, Alice in Chains, David Byrne among classic rockers receiving Grammy nominations

Courtesy of the Recording Academy™/ Getty Images © 2018The nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced today and among the nominees are a handful of veteran rock artists, including the late Chris Cornell, Alice in Chains, David Byrne, Sting, Alice Cooper and Boz Scaggs.

Cornell received a nod in the Best Rock Performance category for his solo song "When Bad Does Good," while Alice in Chains' latest studio effort, Rainier Fog, will compete for the Best Rock Album prize.

Byrne's most recent solo record, American Utopia, is up for the Best Alternative Music Album honor. Sting's collaborative album with Jamaican-born artist Shaggy, 44/876, will vie for the Best Reggae Album award.

As for Cooper, he garnered his nomination as part of the cast of the Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert TV special, the soundtrack for which is competing for the Best Musical Theater Album prize.

Scaggs snagged a Best Contemporary Blues Album nomination for his 2018 album Out of the Blues.

Other classic-rock related Grammy nominees include the Eric Clapton documentary Life in 12 Bars, which is up for the Best Music Film honor; and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction (Locked N' Loaded Box) and The Grateful Dead's Pacific Northwest '73-74': The Complete Recordings box sets, which are competing for the Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package award.

Grammy winners will be revealed on music's biggest night, airing Sunday, February 10, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.

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