By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated August 13, 2009 at 04:44 PM EDT

You probably know Glenn Beck as, for better or worse, one of the nation’s most popular right-wing commentators. But were you aware that he’s also a total alt-rock fan? Via Stereogum, we learn that the Fox News host played “Uprising,” the current single from the pretty solid British band Muse, on his radio show last Friday. Beck’s website even refers to “Uprising” as “a new, powerful song from one of his favorite bands.” Who knew!

And so Beck joins Twilight author Stephenie Meyer in the apparently crowded ranks of famous Muse heads. I guess this revelation means I should revise my longstanding personal opinion of this guy: While I’ve always thought of him as a hate-spewing loser, now I’ll have to consider him a hate-spewing loser who has decent-ish taste in music.

Check out “Uprising” below, and let us know: Are you surprised to learn how much Glenn Beck loves Muse? What do you think it is about Muse’s music that makes so many celebs dig them?

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