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2019 Grammy Awards takes place Sunday, with Chris Cornell, Alice in Chains, David Byrne vying for honors


Courtesy of The Recording AcademyJust a reminder that the 61st Grammy Awards take place this Sunday, airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Among the veteran rock artists who have been nominated for trophies are the late Chris Cornell, Alice in Chains, David Byrne, Sting, Alice Cooper and Boz Scaggs.

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

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

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.

In addition, the Eric Clapton documentary Life in 12 Bars will vie for the Best Music Film honor.

As always, the Grammy Awards broadcast will boast a variety of special performances. This year's entertainment lineup includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will team up with rapper Post Malone. Alicia Keys will host the ceremony.

Most of the awards actually will be handed out prior to the main event at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, which takes place 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater. You can watch the Premiere Ceremony streaming online at Grammy.com.

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