A band called The Contagious was picked to open for BON JOVI in Dallas last Monday . . . but there was one problem. The members are sophomores in HIGH SCHOOL . . . and they had classes that day.
So, JON BON JOVI wrote them a permission slip to get them the day off. It said, quote, "To whom it may concern, please excuse the members of The Contagious for being absent from school . . .
"They were busy being my opening act and kicking butt."
(The Contagious aren't just a random high school band. They've been getting a lot of local press, and seem to be an up and coming act. Check them out at TheContagious.Rocks.)