Rejects Ready to Rock the VMAs

8/29/2006 6:20 PM PDT

Rejects Ready to Rock the VMAs

With MTV's Video Music Awards returning to Radio City Music Hall this year, the All-American Rejects are ready to bring something different to a crowd familiar with Diddy's over-the-top antics.

"It's not going to be like last year when Puffy walked out to the center and gave away his watch, remember that?" says Reject frontman Tyson Ritter at a rehearsal for the show, "he was like 'look at me, I have money.'"

Ritter jokes the band may have a few gifts up their sleeves but anyone going to the awards shouldn't be expecting too much bling. "We're going to give away some cubic zirconia, some Swatches maybe, Casio. It's going to be awesome."

The band, who will make their first appearance at the VMAs this year, have also jokingly threatened to start some backstage drama saying, "We're going to get drunk too quick and probably say something to somebody that's really famous ... and really shouldn't."

While Ludacris promised some "big surprises" for his performance at today's rehearsal, we're hoping Ritter and his Rejects dont cut themselves off from the bar too soon. We want fireworks. The Video Music Awards air Thursday night on MTV.