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Tyler's national-anthem rendition receives online jeers

The criticism of Steven Tyler began on Twitter before he even was halfway through his rendition of the national anthem Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

Tyler, a New England native who has handled these duties several times over the years, delivered a, well, uneven performance before the AFC Championship Game. He didn't hit every note and flubbed/improvised a word or two. Josh Groban, he was not.

But before burying the Aerosmith frontman, keep in mind he never has been a classically trained vocalist (the man does identify himself on Twitter as "The Demon of Screamin" after all.) Also, he's 63.

Did Tyler give the Star-Spangled Banner a rock-star edge? Or was it a butcher job on par with Christina Aguilera's Super Bowl XLV folly? Watch the video above and judge for yourself.

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