Steven Tyler said that he would return to Nashville to finish up his solo album after Aerosmith finished up their summer tour. But apparently, he’s decided to make a pit stop halfway around the world. He was spotted on the streets of Moscow singing with a local musician.
The duo sang “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” the only No. 1 single Aerosmith have had in their career. Tyler makes sure to let his less-famous accompanist get a little bit of time on the microphone. Afterwards, Tyler throws his arm around him and puts his straw hat atop his head as they pose for pictures. Later that night, Tyler performed as part of the Moscow City Day Celebrating the Birth of the Russian Capital festivities.
Singing with street musicians while on vacation isn’t a particularly new thing for Tyler. Last year, he was spotted in Vilnius, Lithuania singing (and forgetting the words to) “Crazy” with a violinist and an accordionist. A month later, in Helsinki, Finland, he banged out “Dream On” on a wall of bottles.
Tyler has been talking about his solo album for almost a year. Back in May, a month after signing a deal with Big Machine Records, he released the first single, “Love Is Your Name,” which debuted at No. 33 on the Country Airplay chart. As of now, he has not announced a title or a release date. Last month, he filmed a guest shot for an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit series, Nashville. There is no word yet on when the show will air, but the season premiere is Sept. 23.