FRAMINGHAM – A week shy of his 16th birthday, Max Troderman had the experience of his lifetime.
The Framingham teen performed with Gene Simmons and his band in Providence, R.I. over the weekend.
Simmons, an original member of the band KISS, was performing at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence Sunday night.
During a meet and greet at Comic Con earlier in the day, Troderman asked if he could play a song at his show. Simmons took his glasses off, looked at him and asked if he could play. Troderman said yes, and Simmons took his information.
Three hours later, Troderman was called to the stage and was expected to play just one song; but was asked if he wanted to play more so he joined the rock legend and his new band for two more songs.
During the concert, Simmons engaged Troderman with a little Q and A, gave fist bumps and high fives, asked if he was looking to take his job.
Simmons said he always likes to give “new talent a chance.”
Troderman, a sophomore at Framingham High, has been playing electric guitar since he was 7 years old.
He said he loves playing and performing, listening mostly to classic hard rock artists like KISS, AC/DC, LED Zeppelin, and Van Halen.