The Grammy nominees for the 53rd annual show were announced yesterday.  Any big surprises? Take a look!

2011 Hard Rock Performance Nominees:

A LOOKING IN VIEW - Alice In Chains
LET ME HEAR YOU SCREAM - Ozzy Osbourne
BLACK RAIN - Soundgarden
BETWEEN THE LINES - Stone Temple Pilots
NEW FANG - Them Crooked Vultures

2011 Heavy Metal Performance Nominees:

EL DORADO - Iron Maiden
LET THE GUILT GO - Korn
IN YOUR WORDS - Lamb Of God
SUDDEN DEATH - Megadeth
WORLD PAINTED BLOOD - Slayer

No surprises here at all!!! I love all these bands but it's the same thing year after year. Although Soundgarden is included this year, REALLY? Congrats to all the nominees! We'll find out who wins on February 13th.