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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Serenades California Home Depot

January 26, 2010 12:00 AM ET

The Brand Tyler karaoke tour of Southern California continued this weekend as Steven Tyler sang two Aerosmith songs over the loudspeaker of a Home Depot in Rancho Mirage, California. TMZ was the first to report Tyler's impromptu hardware store performance, and a Home Depot customer service rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that Tyler's serenade did in fact take place at the Rancho Mirage location. "It's true. It's not phony," the rep said when Rolling Stone asked about the seemingly incredible reports.

According to TMZ, Tyler employed the Home Depot loudspeaker system, which is usually used for price checks or calls for assistance, to sing Aerosmith classics like "Dude Looks Like a Lady" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing." As if this story couldn't get more shocking, Tyler also reportedly started taking hits off a helium tank and sang his karaoke with a Chipmunked voice. The frontman also signed autographs for all those unsuspecting rock fans who initially just went to the Home Depot to buy plywood and paint.

Aerosmith in photos: four decades of rockin' the joint.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, Tyler also attended a Palm Springs, California pub's karaoke night last week, stepping up to the microphone to rescue Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" after two patrons were booed off the stage following a disastrous first verse. So what's the next odd stage for Tyler? A drive-thru window at the Jack in the Box? Halftime at a high school basketball game? Stick with Rolling Stone for all your late-breaking Tyler karaoke news.

Tyler is reportedly enrolled at a rehab clinic in California, where the frontman is treating an addiction to pain killers.

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