ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has commented on the band's nomination in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.ALICE IN CHAINS has been nominated for a "Hard Rock" Grammy seven times since 1992, but has yet to walk away with the award. "It's nice to be nominated as many times as we have," Cantrell told AOL's Noisecreep. "To be included among so many other artists over the years that we admire and respect means a lot." He added, "We put hard work and effort into the music we make, and to have the academy and our peers recognize it is cool. Maybe one of these decades we'll win one." "Best Hard Rock Performance" nominees: * ALICE IN CHAINS - "A Looking In View" (from "Black Gives Way to Blue")
* OZZY OSBOURNE - "Let Me Hear You Scream" (from "Scream")
* SOUNDGARDEN - "Black Rain" (from "Telephantasm")
* STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - "Between The Lines" (from "Stone Temple Pilots")
* THEM CROOKED VULTURES - "New Fang" (from "Them Crooked Vultures") Material released between September 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010 (a 13-month period) is eligible for the 2011 Grammys. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live in high definition TV and 5.1 Surround Sound on CBS from 8:00 p.m. EST. ALICE IN CHAINS' 2009 album, "Black Gives Way To Blue", is the group's first all-new release in 14 years. Vocalist William DuVall joined ALICE IN CHAINS when it was reactivated in 2006. Original singer Layne Staley died in April 2002 of a drug overdose. ALICE IN CHAINS' October 8, 2010 concert at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington was recorded by the New Jersey company HDlogix for an upcoming 3D movie. Directing the photography is Jeff Cronenweth, cinematographer of movies such as "The Social Network" and "Fight Club". His brother, ad director Tim Cronenweth, is directing the concert movie. After post-production is done, the 3D version of the concert will be shown in theaters and released on Blu-ray 3D discs. HDLogix is a media and entertainment company specializing in 3D. The company most recently worked on the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and several concert events.
The gig was part of the band's BlackDiamondSkye tour, which recently brought ALICE IN CHAINS to New York City to headline the legendary Madison Square Garden. The BlackDiamondSkye tour also featured DEFTONES and MASTODON.