Jerry Cantrell Reveals If Greta Van Fleet & Weezer Deserve Grammy Nominations

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Alice In Chains’ Rainier Fog was nominated on Friday for a Grammy for Best Rock Album. Below are the nominees:

Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog
Fall Out Boy – M A N I A
Ghost – Prequelle
Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires
Weezer – Pacific Daydream

Jerry Cantrell seemed impressed by the competition, congratulating them in a new Instagram post.

Jerry Cantrell posted, “Very proud of our Grammy nomination for our album Rainier Fog. I think it’s some of our finest work and would like to thank my band mates and everyone who worked on bringing it to fruition. If you haven’t checked it out yet give it a listen. I also extend my congratulations to our fellow nominees. Pretty fucking cool!!! Long live rock #rainierfog.”

Mike Inez posted, “Proud of our whole camp today! Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album. Rainier Fog Alice In Chains. #rainierfog #aliceinchains.”

William DuVall posted, “Very much appreciate the Grammy nomination for Rainier Fog for Best Rock Album. #aliceinchains #rainierfog.”

Chris Cornell’s “When Bad Does Good” was nominated for Best Rock Performance.

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky said, “Thank you to the #recordingacademy for the #GRAMMY nomination for When Bad Does Good. Chris would be so proud. We are so proud… #chriscornell #noonesingslikeyouanymore.”

  • Just The Truth

    When’s the bubble going to burst for Zeppelin Light? Their 15 minutes should be coming to an end soon.

    • makingconnections

      Do you feel better after being so bloody mean?

      • Just The Truth

        The truth isn’t mean, you may be a little too sensitive. 😉

        • makingconnections

          You don’t have the truth about art–no one does–it’s subjective. It’s about how it’s experienced–how it moves us. That’s all.

          • Just The Truth

            That’s noble, and true. It’s also true some people have a tin ear and enjoy copy bands. I prefer original music myself.

          • makingconnections

            You are a perfect example of someone being “high on themselves”!

          • Just The Truth

            You’re really going to have to go away now 😂
            Good luck!

        • Elle Nygaard

          Jealousy is a bad drug and someone is jealllllOUS!

          • Just The Truth

            Someone is stupid, and stupidity just can’t be fixed.

          • Elle Nygaard

            Really jealous.

          • Just The Truth

            Jealous of who? Are you 12?
            You have to be a child please do not respond to me anymore.

          • Elle Nygaard

            You are probably a failed “rocker” so full of envy of these young men and their obvious talent. Or a death metal rocker, whose fan base fills a small closet.
            And yes, you are blatantly Saviors of Rock, 4 Grammy nods, REALLY jealous.

          • Just The Truth

            Wrong…. lol
            I appreciate good music from all genres. ( except death metal).
            The fact that an inferior copy band like GVF have gained a modicum of popularity when there is so much great music to be discovered is disheartening.

          • Elle Nygaard

            I couldn’t care less whether you like GVF or not. It’s just your posts undeniably reek of jealousy.

            RE: copying Zep, now that’s an oxymoron. While I absolutely love Led Zeppelin, apparently you are unfamiliar with the fact that throughout the years Zep have been accused of the same. Even being sued, but I will not get into that.

            So I guess the guys are in good company. According to GVF, they are taking the torch (70’s rock ‘n roll sound) and evolving it forward.

            RE:”Modicum of popularity” Really? I defy you to say that with a straight face.
            They are apparently the first band ever to sell out concerts prior to the release of an LP.
            Seasoned Musicians from Dave Grohl to Justin Bieber (of all people) love GVF. Here’s what a few seasoned musicians had to say:
            Joe Satriani ““I’ve been listening to this young band, Greta Van Fleet, and I’m really enjoying that exuberance that I’m hearing. When I first heard them, I sent their album to all my friends that were in my high-school band.
            … it just sounds like they love music and they love what they’re doing and yeah, I’ve been listening to that quite a bit.”

            Elton John: “The best rock ‘n roll I have heard in 20 f’ing years”.

            Ted Nugent “Oh, hell yes. Are you kidding me? Thank God, it’s like a breath of fresh, defiant air in an otherwise sheep, cookie-cutter formula world of music that makes me want to throw up.
            …So yeah, I pay attention to bands like Greta [Van Fleet] and the bands that really pound the original honky-tonk, boogie-woogie rock ‘n’ roll rhythm-and-blues with a lot of piss and vinegar. Thank god for those guys. Figures they come from Michigan, huh?”

            As you can tell, I am a huge GVF fan. It’s a joy to listen to a current band that is as good, if not even better, live. Bonus, they are likable gentlemen.

            Enjoy.
            https://youtu.be/EziXYS2Tqo4

          • Just The Truth

            It’s unfortunate, but you just don’t have the chops to have this convo, just more of the same “ I’m jealous” 🤦‍♂️ You are dismissed, as you mature and grow up, hopefully your musical taste will grow with you.

          • Elle Nygaard

            Chops for the convo huh? That’s rich.

            Along with my opinion, I provided you with substantive information. You, on the other hand, provided nothing more than your opinion.

            You’ve dismissed yourself. Good luck with that attitude of yours.

          • Just The Truth

            You are a fan girl,
            GVF is your band, I get it.
            I appreciate your passion for them.
            I love the Beatles the same way.

            I mean seriously if you don’t even see the similarities between them and Led Zeppelin what can I say? You are blinded by your love for Greta van fleet, and that’s OK.
            The singer is obviously imitating Robert Plant in his movements and his vocal inflections. Nearly everything you read about them, this is referenced.

            They just played the KROQ deal here in LA.
            The reviews were good but they all said the same thing:
            They sound too much like Led Zeppelin.
            Google them, read them yourself.

            It’s really not your fault your generation hasn’t been exposed to original, good, rock ‘n’ roll. Hopefully GVF will grow into their own sound.

          • Elle Nygaard

            You bet I am a GVF fan. And you’re just now getting that?

            Joined by many, I am of the opinion that there is not a band currently on the scene that can write and perform like these 4. And their live performances? Stellar.

            With all due respect, reading comprehension is obviously not your forte, for I never said they weren’t influenced by Zep. I merely conveyed that they aren’t carbon copies…they write and perform their own. Huge difference. And as GVF states, the comparisons are quite an honor to be bestowed upon any band.

            I did see GVF’s KROQ Almost Acoustic and the guys were one of the highlights of the show. The crowd went nuts for them. And according to the reviews, they nailed it. They were electric.
            (Boy you are jealous. Aside from you, there has not been one remotely negative response on this performance)

            My generation? Without any evidence, you clearly assume too much. You have no idea what my generation is. And with that established you are 100% incorrect with said assumption. I will have to say, you are consistent…you consistently assume too much that isn’t so.

          • Just The Truth

            Do you understand how badly I wanted GVF NOT to be a Zeppelin tribute band? I am originally from Detroit and always pull for Michigan/Detroit based bands, especially a group that rocks hard like this.
            Why you keep saying I’m jealous of them is baffling. Disappointed? A bit. Jealous? Not at all, i’m still hoping their next release has a more original sound. I mean how cool is it that they’re twin brothers, or that they are all H.S. buds, do you think that’s lost on me? The origin of their name, cool AF.

            As for you, your last comment was written very eloquently. You should be the head of their fan club.
            It is heartening that some of the younger generation ( I’m not that old btw) is not fixated on hip-hop and is into straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll. Peace.

          • Just The Truth

            Stick to the music and quit turning into an attack on me, Elle.
            Listen to Led Zeppelin 1 and tell me with a with a straight face that haven’t copying their singing and sound. Awards mean nothing, until they come original their music will remain garbage.

    • Geniu Mecanic

      Hopefully no time soon. I would love to see them develop as a group if given a chance.

      • Just The Truth

        They are talented musicians and in these times it’s good to hear hard rock band, but they have to develop their own sound. I want to hear Led Zeppelin I’ll play a Led Zeppelin album.

    • Steve villegas

      No its not even close, they’re going to keep getting bigger and bigger, while they keep collecting more and more passionate fans . You’re going to have to get over the fact that GVF aren’t going anywhere for a long time, unless every year you like saying, isn’t there 15 minutes about over yet. Just like you did the year before. Or have you not noticed that they keep proving all their skeptics and critics wrong, just like all great musicians do. If you think all these kids are doing is copying Zeppelin, I guess that just shows how massively inept your musical understanding is. You try to go score 4 Grammys nods and 2 hit singles off of 8 song demo and call it an EP, let me know how it goes. Also using copying as a way to defend Zeppelin has to be the most ironic tells in all of music. Look it up. Honestly you should probably stop using that hole copying Zeppelin thing, it makes you sound like an idiot if you understand music history.

      • Just The Truth

        I understand their fans are passionate hopefully they buy their music, they can use the money for later when they go to college Most of these fans have never been exposed to original, good rock ‘n’ roll. A facsimile like these guys is amazing to them.
        Google the band Kingdom Come.

        • Steve villegas

          Did you just bring up that trash German metal band kingdom come. Who thought they could mix German hair metal and led Zeppelin together and people would actually like it. GVF have accomplished more in 12 months than kingdom come did in 12 years. GVF is on another level musically in my and the worlds opinion. Writing music thats actually good because people bought it giving them a number one album, I don’t care what you think it sounds like. if you insist on it being a Zeppelin sound. Zeppelin would have been happy to write many of the songs that they’ve written. Robert plant give huge compliments to them and said they are Zeppelin one. Huge compliment from a guy with a huge ego. Also the same guy who crucified kingdom come and said they were trash.

          • Just The Truth

            You have a tin ear my friend and have no real appreciation of good music. I really can’t help you. You will have to develop this on your own as you mature. Hopefully your musical tastes will mature also.

          • Steve villegas

            No, just regular perfect tone. I also play five instruments, My musical understanding is in great shape. Just so you know, Zeppelin would agree with me. Along with just about every great rock band from that or any other area. If you only know how hard it is to make music this well written that people want to pay for. Takes balls to make roots music like this in a time when everything that sells is riddled with pop. They took a chance and its worked for them.

          • Just The Truth

            I imagine you must play all five instruments badly, Steve 😂
            By the way, I’m a concert pianist when I’m not delivering the truth on these sites. 😉

          • Steve villegas

            No usually most move on and learn another instrument once they feel like they have mastered another. I started with piano. I highly doubt your concert anyting, no real musician would be so judgmental of other artists work when they have nothing to show for themselves. Ironically most concert pianists play other people’s music, which I’m sure you know. unless you have music of your own you’d like to name-drop that people show up and pay for. I’m sure it’s wonderful…Hopefully your concert playing skills are better than your debating skills. Keep ignoring valid points I make and poke fun, it makes you look like you know what you’re talkin about.

          • Just The Truth

            Didn’t I dismiss you about five comments ago? Is English your first language and I’m not trying to be smart because you really don’t seem to comprehend satire or sarcasm.
            I’m going to end this ( once again) with something Slash said after Greta opened for GnR in Europe, I am paraphrasing here, “ you guys are really good, too bad you sound so much like Led Zeppelin, find your own original sound”.

          • Schwein Jäger

            This is now less about GVF and more about how inane you are. Hanging on Slash’s words priceless…

          • Just The Truth

            Reading your comment I don’t have any respect for you or your opinion. I do respect Slash’s opinion considering he’s one of the most accomplished guitar players of this era.

          • Schwein Jäger

            Lol concert pianist my A$$…and then you wake up.

          • Just The Truth

            Has anyone ever explain sarcasm to you?
            Do they even have sarcasm in that god awful country you live in?

          • Schwein Jäger

            You can’t be serious your previous statements make you sound very young and stupid. If either are not true enroll in a couple music history classes as you are poorly educated.

          • Just The Truth

            I have to say I have never met a more passionate group of fans than GVF’s. Also some of the dumbest people I’ve ever had a discourse with online. You young folks are dumb as a rock, but keep supporting your band they need you.

        • Schwein Jäger

          Ok that confirms you do have not appreciation for good music or its roots.

    • Ian

      Never really listened to GVF, but dude Led Zeppelin is the last band who should be defended if someone is “copying” them. Zeppelin ripped a whole buncha songs.

      • Just The Truth

        Zepplin was the biggest plagiarists in the music business, but they didn’t copy any bands exact sound. Everyone says that when referring to Greta Van Fleet.

        In fact until the old bluesman sued nobody even knew they were copies of their songs. When they stole the music from the old black bluesman they did their versions. Not saying it’s right and they did end up sharing royalties, but it’s not quite the same as a band copying your note for note. Or the singer putting his hand on his hip in an obvious Robert Plant parody.

        • Schwein Jäger

          You clearly need to take a music history lesson that is how music evolves in the first place. “Zepplin was the biggest plagiarists” is a garbage statement if you knew anything about them or their development. That being said GVF is a just a bad joke.

          • Just The Truth

            Led Zeppelin was sued successfully for stealing a number of songs they’re in court right now being sued for plagiarism over Stairway to Heaven. Google, it’s your friend, son.

  • makingconnections

    –another crap title to a valid article.

  • Ignacio Prieto

    Lamest most desperate clickbaiting these days. And this Led Zep mini is horrible. The new face por POP rock

  • mbear

    Ok ok, to each their own. You welcome to like whatever music you like. Also, if people are younger and just getting into music within the last decade, I can understand why they might get into a band like Greta.

    But from a broader perspective, I just can’t see how these guys are really garnering so much support and attention. It is truly derivative music. And I can’t believe bands are still able to do this sort of 1970’s revivalist bullshit and still get away with it. It has been going on now for almost 20 years. It gets music nowhere.

  • Anthony Sclafani

    Clickbait headline, all he said was congrats to the other nominees. He was being polite and respectful, he didn’t actually say anything about people deserving nominations.