Onward and Upward. However, before leaving 2002 fully (and even latter 2001 for that matter – this year’s Grammy eligibility period was October 1, 2001 thru September 30, 2002), you must look back at the best from the year…the best according to the Recording Academy’s voting members. You ask, “what the hell do they know?” Fair enough…but apparently the answer is a whole hell of a lot. For this – the 45th Grammy Awards, to be held February 23rd in NYC – we proudly announce the following Roadrunner nominees: Category 1 – Record Of The Year (Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.) í¢äå¢ How You Remind Me Nickelback Nickelback & Rick Parashar, producers – Joey Moi & Randy Staub, engineers/mixers Track from: Silver Side Up Other competition in this field is: í¢äå¢ A Thousand Miles Vanessa Carlton í¢äå¢ Without Me Eminem í¢äå¢ Don’t Know Why Norah Jones í¢äå¢ Dilemma Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland Field 4 – Rock Category 16 – Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.) í¢äå¢ Hero Chad Kroeger Featuring Josey Scott Track from: Spider-Man – Music From And Inspired By (Various Artists) Other competition in this field is: í¢äå¢ Girls Of Summer Aerosmith í¢äå¢ In My Place Coldplay í¢äå¢ My Sacrifice Creed í¢äå¢ When I’m Gone 3 Doors Down í¢äå¢ Take Me As I Am Tonic í¢äå¢ Walk On U2 Field 4 – Rock Category 18 – Best Metal Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.) í¢äå¢ My Plague Slipknot Track from: Resident Evil – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Various Artists) í¢äå¢ Get Inside Stone Sour Track from: Stone Sour Other competition in this field is: í¢äå¢ Here To Stay Korn Track from: Untouchables í¢äå¢ Portrait P.O.D. Track from: Satellite í¢äå¢ Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy) Rob Zombie Track from: The Sinister Urge Field 4 – Rock Category 20 – Best Rock Song (A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.) í¢äå¢ Hero Chad Kroeger, songwriter (Chad Kroeger Featuring Josey Scott) Track from: Spider-Man – Music From And Inspired By (Various Artists) Other competition in this field is: í¢äå¢ All My Life Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters) í¢äå¢ I Stand Alone Sully Erna, songwriter (Godsmack) í¢äå¢ The Rising Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen) í¢äå¢ When I’m Gone Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, Chris Henderson & Matt Roberts, songwriters (3 Doors Down) Field 21 – Film/TV/Visual Media Category 79 – Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media (A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.) í¢äå¢ Hero Chad Kroeger, songwriter (Chad Kroeger Featuring Josey Scott) Track from: Spider-Man Other competition in this field is: í¢äå¢ If I Didn’t Have You Randy Newman, songwriter (Randy Newman) Track from: Monsters, Inc. í¢äå¢ Love Of My Life – An Ode To Hip Hop Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah, Rashid Lonnie Lynn, Robert Ozuna, James Poyser, Raphael Saadiq & Glen Standridge, songwriters (Erykah Badu Featuring Common) Track from: Brown Sugar í¢äå¢ May It Be Enya & Roma Ryan, songwriters (Enya) Track from: The Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring í¢äå¢ Vanilla Sky Paul McCartney, songwriter (Paul McCartney) Track from: Vanilla Sky Congratulations go out to all artists above, but of course in particular to the ones on Roadrunner -). Best of luck. For a full listing of all the 45th Grammy Awards Nominees, check out www.Grammy.com.