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The Warped Tour changed it.

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I just don't like that shit. All the guys in the bands remind me of the jocks I hated in high school. To me a punk gig is a small sweaty club with the audience right in your face knocking over the mic stand and boogying off the energy.

Performers often meet with fans and sign autographs at the various artist and sponsor tents. Keith Morris has stated "These kids that are on the Warped Tour, they should have no choice but to go into the military, and go off to some desert somewhere and spend some time in the desert, rather than having some big, ultra mega record company giving them lots of money and paying for their hotels and buses, making sure their hair is trendy, and that they are wearing the proper clothes that all the kids like and wear, and all that fun shit.

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Kevin Lyman took to Twitter as well to say that audience members can create mosh pits and wall of deaths but that someone in the audience has to be the initiator and not a band member because then they are taking responsibility for any injuries which can then lead to costly lawsuits. We are a pro choice band. A tent telling young women what to do with their body has no place here. A video has been circulating of a confrontation between Leonard from the Dickies and a Fan.

Fact- it was not a Fan, but a member of the touring party. The member of the touring party was standing next to the PA with a sign protesting some of the things they found offensive about the bands jokes, and props on stage.

During one of the last songs they went towards the barricade and directed the sign at the band. After a verbal barrage from Leonard, the member of the touring party threw the sign at Leonard, and left the area. I do not condone verbal or physical violence, whatsoever.

The Dickies, last day of the tour was that Sunday, which had always been scheduled. These are the facts of what took place and this is why I ask anyone who has an issue with anyone else on tour, to come sit under my tent with me and express their views diplomatically. To make that leap, he had to lease the building from a developer who bankrolled several million dollars in renovations, which Lucchesi is now trying to pay back.

He remains reticent to discuss the financial logistics, only saying that right now, he's not exactly at baller status. He built sound-absorbent walls and created storage lockers for people to stow their gear. He allowed bands to have free reign within the rooms, building their own storage lofts or sound booths, adding layers of dry wall, or installing heavy instruments such as an electric organ or an upright piano. Bold graffiti murals decorate the vestibule walls: The new location rented out rooms by the month, as opposed to the hourly spots at Wood Street, and even allowed several bands to split the rent for each room.

It's a world within a world. Producer Damion Gallegos, formerly the lead singer of the funk group Fungo Mungo, runs a large studio downstairs that abuts the loading dock. A third-floor reggae studio called "the Lion's Den" is decorated with red and yellow marijuana leaf flags, and appears to be run by affiliates of the roots-rock-reggae group Jahmana. Tavahn Ghazi runs his own publishing company out of Soundwave and licenses music to spectator sports hip-hop for Oakland Warriors and Raiders games; salsa mixes for the San Jose Earthquakes soccer team.

There's always a lot of chatter around Soundwave about who is on the verge of really making it, because often it's hard to tell. Flipsyde formed four years ago in one of the practice rooms, and within two years began touring with the Pussycat Dolls and the Black Eyed Peas. The late Mac Dre, whose image is now immortalized, Che Guevarra-style, on airbrushed T-shirts and bobble-head action figures, used to be just another rapper bringing questionable people into Soundwave.

A couple months later, he died. On a recent Thursday night, Day was rehearsing in his second-floor studio for an acoustic set at the Independent. Like the Flipsyde, Forrest Day is very much a product of Soundwave, and the trajectory of his career parallels that of the 21st Street studio. He began rehearsing there shortly after it opened, singing with a band called View From Here. It was a mixture of traditional ska and artsy rock that broke up a couple years later, at which point Day left the studio and began producing gangsta rap at home.

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For the next year he worked with two rappers from Oakland, one of whom would later get shot in the face. The other has since disappeared. In Day resumed working on his own material and came up with a full EP of strange, glitchy, hip-hop-influenced stuff that reflected his omnivorous appetite for all forms of pop music.

He needed a touring band to support the record, so he went back to Soundwave. Forrest Day was broke. He got his EP done on "bro deals," which means, as he explained in a interview, that whoever the "bro" is "gets a piece of it down the road.

At that time Day was singing more like screaming in a punk rock group called Sitting Duck and sharing his studio with another band. Since Lucchesi didn't have dump runs for him every month, he eventually ran out of money and had to switch to the hourly rentals on Wood Street.

In the meantime, Day was building up a fan base, writing horn arrangements for Miguel Miggs and the rapper P. Now we have our own room at Soundwave. There's some debate as to the real identity of the big stoner who "runs the building" — seemingly a recurring character in Mac Dre's body of work. Some people think Mac Dre is referring to himself, and that the whole "Feelin' Myself" rap is really just a form of male preening.

Others think "the building" was a giant warehouse on 21st and Union streets, and the "owner" — who isn't actually a bona fide owner — was Al Lucchesi. Lucchesi always espoused the latter theory. He had rented studios to Mac Dre for several years, and recruited one of Soundwave's security guards to back the Vallejo rapper on guitar. Lucchesi wasn't familiar with Mac Dre's body of work, but he'd heard about the stoner guy reference from a teenager who hung around Soundwave.

One was for music, and one was for partying. Dre wasn't the only person using Soundwave for his own nefarious purposes. A few years ago someone tried running a bar out of one of the studios at 21st Street.

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Lucchesi had to shut it down after getting a call from Nancy Nadel. Lucchesi recalls one incident in which a rap group was using its studio to fence various products; one night, a guy showed up with a truckload of stolen cigarettes.

And that wasn't the worst of it, said Santos. I don't know who they were, they all had nicknames," he added. He points out the building's various amenities: When Lucchesi opened the place inhis first son had just been born. He had a giant three-floor building and rooms to fill, in a part of Oakland that was well shut off from downtown and all residential neighborhoods.

Hanging out in the studio's second-floor office that Wednesday, he and Lucchesi dredge up a history that parallels the development of Oakland's music scene over the last three decades. He looked at me with a bit of a side eye. A few days later it was in my hands and being played on my very primitive clock radio tape deck. London Calling by the Clash was the first song.

The first punk band I really dug. The Clash, London Calling was my 10 year old anthem. I was hooked right there. This pic was taken here at Soundwave Studios.

I had no idea what I was listening too. I just knew I liked it. I loved the attitude, the dissonance, but for me, the music was still missing something. A few years later in at Adams Middle School I would find that something. Metallica during the Mustaine years. We all pretty much wore what was laid out for us until we actually wanted to request clothes that reflected what we actually cared about.

I remember there were a group of kids with Metallica t-shirts, cut off denim vests with patches and long hair. For the next few years these kids were my introduction into the world of heavy metal. Some of them were a bit older, but for the most part we were all the same grade.

I befriended one and we shared a locker. He got me started down the hard rocking rabbit hole. He had these cool Motley Crue shirts.

Motley Crue shirts were a bit heavier than the party fuck music they wrote post Shout at the Devil. Phillip would let me borrow his Motley Crue tapes.

These tapes became my bedtime music. Equipped with an auto reverse tape deck it was all night Crue. Too Fast For Love was on constant rotation. It had the attitude, it was a bit heavy. More polished than the punk, but still missing something.

I wanted to hear Metallica. This is also where I discovered Dave Mustaine and later Megadeth. I had heard Zepplin, Van HalenMotley Crue, and some punk stuff, but this music here was exactly what I was looking for. Furiously heavy, with frightening lyrics.

Cover art that made me love it even more. I would read the album credits and discover more acts to quench my thirst for this ferocious brand of music. I stare endless at the cover art for hours. Fantasizing about being in my own metal band. Hours upon hours of headbanging with a pillow case or t-shirt on my head emulating the actions of my long haired guitar heroes. After finding out money was the key to borrowing these tapes from the headbangers, I would save lunch money to buy tapes from them, or have them make me copies of the albums.

Albums my mother forbid me to have. Ride the LightningMaster of Puppetsand finally the opus. Maybe for me the perfect Metallica record. Even with the bass not there, I still love the riffing on this record. It was just guitars and double bass. It was perfect to my ears.