By Michael Ausiello
Updated July 05, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT

Image Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/; Patrick Ecclesine/FoxForget Emmy. Glee is generating some serious Oscar buzz.

Academy Award winner Javier Bardem is expected to appear this coming season as a rock star who befriends Artie (Kevin McHale).

Bardem pitched the idea to Glee boss Ryan Murphy, with whom he worked on this summer’s Julia Roberts starrer Eat Pray Love.

“We’re going to rock the house,” enthuses Bardem, who became an unabashed Gleek after watching the entire first season in one week. “We’re going to do some heavy metal — Spanish heavy metal, which is the worst.” (Reporting by Dave Karger)

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