updated 03/06/2010 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/06/2010 AT 7:15 PM ET
For Joel Madden, the sheer mention of the word “Oscars” stirs up images of sitting at home with fiancé Nicole Richie and a bowl of popcorn.
On Sunday, that will all change. Instead of watching the 82nd annual Academy Awards this year, the Good Charlotte frontman will be a part of it, providing the soundtrack to the event as the in-house deejay.
“I’m just there to keep the vibe,” he told PEOPLE on the eve of Hollywood’s biggest night. “In between the show and in between people going up and accepting awards there’s a lot of dead space and a lot of dead air, so I’ll be just be there trying to keep it light and keep it fun.”
But don’t expect Madden, 30, to be the one cueing the music when those acceptance speeches run a little too lengthy – but he would be up for it.
“I would love that if that was my job,” he joked. “I don’t think that will be me, but that would be the best part of the night for me.”