Adam Lambert On VMA Performers Muse: 'Their Music Is Unbelievable'

'I've never actually seen them in concert, so I'll be tuning in for that!,' the 'American Idol' runner-up tells MTV News.

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are already guaranteed to rate highly among fans of outrageous, rail-thin British comedians, country/pop queens and Stephenie Meyer's sparkly vampires.

But it's also going to play pretty well at Adam Lambert's house.

See, the "American Idol" runner-up is a huge [artist id="1191782"]Muse[/artist] fan. He covered the Brit rockers' version of the 1964 song "Feeling Good" (from their 2001 album Origin of Symmetry) during Rat Pack week on "Idol," and he's begun working their song "Starlight" into his set on the American Idols Live! tour.

But he was unaware that Muse had been announced to play the 2009 VMAs (they'll be debuting "Uprising," the first single from their much-anticipated album The Resistance, BTW). So, on Thursday, just hours before the Idols Live! tour stop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, MTV News decided to tell him the news. And needless to say, he was excited to hear it.

"I'm really excited, because I've never actually seen them in concert, so I'll be tuning in for that!" Lambert said. "[Muse frontman] Matt Bellamy is the most incredible singer. His voice is unbelievable. It's inspiring. Their music is dope. I think people will be in for a treat, and I hope that they blow up, because they've been around for a while, and their music is unbelievable."

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