The Grammy nominations concert returns this week

The Grammy nominations concert returns this week

Live performances scheduled as nominees are announced.

Call me crazy, but I don't really like the whole Grammy nominations announcement concert. This started a few years ago, and I think it's rather lame. That being said, if you do like this sort of thing, get ready, because this year's big show is set for Wednesday, December 5, 2012. In terms of rock acts, I'm a bit disappointed in the lineup.

Am I the only one who thinks the Grammy noms show is silly? I much prefer the way they do the Oscars: Just tell me the nominees, show me a picture or let me see a quick clip and then move on. If I want more, I'll seek it out online.

Now, who exactly will perform during The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live? The show, which will be broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, not surprisingly has a rather strong country flavor. Artists like Taylor Swift, The Band Perry and Hunter Hayes are all set to perform. Rock music-wise, the biggest act by far is The Who.

The Who made a smart move doing this Grammy nominations show, in my opinion. The band is on tour right now, and this can only help ticket sales. In terms of other rock acts, the only other one that stands out at all to me is Maroon 5, and I'd call them straight-up pop.

With regard to rock music nominations, which albums and/or artists do you think deserve recognition this year? Personally, my two favorite rock albums of the year were Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen (this shouldn't surprise any of you, knowing my obsession with all the Bard of New Jersey) and Tempest by Bob Dylan. I expect both will garner at least one nomination each, possibly more. I'll be shocked if they don't.

Anyway, back to the lame Grammy nominations show that only includes one actual rock music act: The one-hour special will air on CBS on December 5 at 10 p.m. EST. Will you be watching?