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Want to be a rock star? Just ask.

Want to be a rock star? Just ask.

Sometimes, a simple question is all it takes to achieve a dream. Brian McCauley is living proof.

Legally blind since birth, the result of retinopathy of prematurity, the 22-year-old Tewksbury, Mass., resident recently lived out every rock and roll head banger's fantasy: singing onstage with the artist you've long worshipped through wall posters, CD purchases and iTunes downloads.

In McCauley's case, that artist was Gene Simmons, bass player for one of McCauley's favorite bands, Kiss. So how did McCauley end up singing the Kiss classic "Calling Dr. Love" alongside Simmons during the rocker's Feb. 16 solo show in Lynn, Mass.?

"I asked," McCauley...