b>NEW YORK — Muse landed landed in New York this weekend for their American television debut on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (September 13). While the British rock trio are in the city, they'll also be connecting with a key player in another pop-culture franchise that has already introduced that band to a massive U.S. audience.
As MTV News has exclusively learned, Muse has planned to have a conversation with "New Moon" director Chris Weitz to discuss contributing a song to the film's soundtrack. This would be the second "Twilight" franchise soundtrack appearance for the band, following the inclusion of "Supermassive Black Hole" in the first film in 2008.
"I think I'm having a phone call with the director tomorrow," Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy said during some downtime at their VMA rehearsal. "He wants to use a song off the new album, so we're going to talk about that. That could be cool."
The track would come from Muse's upcoming album, The Resistance, though they're not yet certain which song Weitz has his eye on. "We don't know which one, so that's what we're going to talk about," Bellamy said. "Hopefully we'll work something out."
The band hasn't had a chance to check out any footage from "New Moon," which hits theaters in November, but they're looking forward to having a chance at last to meet the saga's stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, who are also in New York to appear at the VMAs.
"I haven't met any of them, but it'd be nice to hook up and say hello, surely," Bellamy said. "We've met Stephenie [Meyer] a few times before, the author, but haven't met any of the actors." Watch the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Preshow this Sunday, September 13, at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the big event, live at 9 p.m. Check out our interactive map of New York to see how the city is celebrating the VMAs all week long, and stay tuned for party coverage, concert reports, behind-the-scenes updates and more.
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