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GN'R, Metallica, Radiohead, RHCP Receive 2017 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

As rock fans, we're conditioned by the GRAMMYs to be slightly ignored when it comes to awards, but some of rock's biggest acts received some love today (April 10) with the unveiling of the 2017 Billboard Music Awards nominations.

While pop, hip-hop and R&B understandably dominated, the following rock acts were nominated in these categories:

Guns N’ Roses: Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist, Top Rock Tour
Metallica: Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album
Radiohead: Top Rock Album
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Top Rock Album

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will be airing live Sunday May 21 at 8 PM EST on ABC.  Performances have yet to be announced, but hopefully at least a couple of rock acts will get the chance to hit the stage.

For a complete list of nominees, head to


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)