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Aerosmith Frontman Sings With Busker on Moscow Street

Singer Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs during a concert to celebrate City Day in central Moscow, Sept. 5.

video of Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler singing the band's anthem "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" together with a street musician in the center of Moscow caused a media storm over the weekend in anticipation of the rock band's massive free concert on Lubyanskaya Ploshchad on Saturday evening.

The busker, Alexander Anisimov, was performing the power ballad on Kuznetsky Most on Friday evening, when Tyler, who was reportedly walking around Moscow, joined in.

"I didn't recognize him at all. A foreigner came up to me and started singing along. … 'He sings well,' I thought. But when he started to sing louder and more confidently, it dawned on me who it was. I was stunned," Anisimov was cited by the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper as saying Sunday.

Aerosmith's concert on Saturday was part of City Day celebrations.

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