MFOUND: A drop out does music


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Bobby: “No, I had no vision. This was about chicks and beer. [Laughs] I can give you a long-winded, lying answer if you’d like. [Laughs] I’ll tell you’ll a funny story: I was in a school called Manhattan College. My father worked very hard to get in there. He put me through preparatory high school and the whole thing. I finally got into this great college, it was a Catholic college in New York City. In my second year, actually, it was my third year, I told my father I’m leaving the school because the band got a deal. He looked at me right in the face and goes ‘Is this about girls and free beer?’ I go ‘No.’ And 25 years later, I met a sports icon in New York, a guy named Mike Piazza, he was a catcher for the New York Mets. I did a bunch of benefits for him and he said ‘Whatever you need, let me know.’ My father and I are big Mets fans and I said, ‘I need your booth, your private seats for my father’s 75th birthday.’ He gave me 15 tickets and filled the place with booze and hamburger sliders. My father looked at me and said ‘I knew this OVERKILL thing would really work out someday.’ I said ‘Dad, I got a confession: When I left college, it was about girls and free beer.’ It’s a true story. He knew, of course. He was my father. He wasn’t an idiot. [Laughs] It was kind of cool to see that story actually come around from when he asked me and when I finally admitted it to be true after three decades.”

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