With pop acts seemingly getting all the attention these days, seeing Foo Fighters representing rock in the 2012 Grammy Awards is a breath of fresh air for fans. The band is nominated in multiple categories for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, thanks to their latest album ‘Wasting Light,’ which is up for the prestigious Album of the Year trophy.

Foo Fighters are also contenders for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for their single ‘Walk.’ Their new disc ‘Wasting Light’ is also up for Best Rock Album alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘I’m With You’ and other contenders.

‘Wasting Light’ is the band’s seventh album, and their first since 2007′s ‘Echoes. Silence, Patience & Grace.’ Butch Vig, who produced the album, is also nominated for his work on ‘Wasting Light.’ In addition, the Foos’ documentary ‘Back and Forth’ is nominated for ‘Best Long Form Music Video.’

Dave Grohl and the gang also join hard rock heavy hitters such as Dream Theater, Mastodon and Megadeth as a contender for ‘Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance.’

Below is a list of the categories that feature hard rock nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live Feb. 12 on CBS.

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

‘On The Backs of Angels’ — Dream Theater

‘White Limo’ — Foo Fighters

‘Curl Of The Burl’ — Mastodon

‘Public Enemy No. 1′ — Megadeth

‘Blood In My Eyes’— Sum 41

Best Rock Performance:

‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’ — Coldplay

‘Down By The Water’ — The Decemberists

‘Walk’ — Foo Fighters

‘The Cave’ — Mumford & Sons

‘Lotus Flower’ — Radiohead

Best Rock Album:

‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul’ — Jeff Beck

‘Wasting Light’ — Foo Fighters

‘Come Around Sundown’ — Kings Of Leon

‘I’m With You’ — Red Hot Chili Peppers

‘The Whole Love’ — Wilco

Best Rock Song

‘The Cave’ — Mumford & Sons

‘Down By The Water’ — The Decemberists

‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall ’ — Coldplay

‘Lotus Flower’ — Radiohead

‘Walk’ — Foo Fighters

Album of The Year:

‘21’ — Adele

‘Wasting Light’ — Foo Fighters

‘Born This Way’ — Lady Gaga

‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ — Bruno Mars

‘Loud’ — Rihanna

Best Long Form Video

‘I Am…World Tour’ — Beyonce

‘Foo Fighters: Back and Forth’ — Foo Fighters

‘Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon’ — Kings of Leon

‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest’ — A Tribe Called Quest

‘Nine Types of Light’ — TV On The Radio