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|Also known as||Feldy|
|Born||June 29, 1967|
John Feldmann (born June 29, 1967) is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and record producer. He serves as the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger.
Feldmann started playing music when he was 16 after hearing Mommy's Little Monster by Social Distortion. His first band was Saratoga-based Family Crisis. In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed a band called Electric Love Hogs and met future Goldfinger bassist Kelly LeMieux.
Feldmann formed Goldfinger in 1993 when he met original Goldfinger bassist Simon Williams in a shoe store where they were both working. Goldfinger played 385 shows in 1996, breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for the most concerts in one year for a touring band.
During his time as an A&R representative for Warner Bros. Records & Maverick Records, Feldmann signed the Used, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, Showoff, City Sleeps, Story of the Year, Foxy Shazam, and Mest.[ citation needed ]
He has done production work and songwriting for The Cab, The Veronicas, Good Charlotte, Mest, The Used, Story of the Year, Ashlee Simpson, ONE OK ROCK, Hilary Duff, Goldfinger, Showoff, The Matches, Atreyu, City Sleeps, Anthony Green, Cute Is What We Aim For, Escape the Fate, Foxy Shazam, All Time Low, Allstar Weekend, Panic! at the Disco, Boys Like Girls, Plain White T's, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182, Black Veil Brides, Andy Black, Sleeping With Sirens, and Stick to Your Guns.[ citation needed ]
Feldmann is a former A&R consultant for Red Bull Records. He has signed Itch and Beartooth. In 2016, Feldmann became the Vice President of A&R at BMG and also inked a publishing deal with the company to sign and develop new talent. While at BMG, Feldmann signed The Faim.Feldmann runs A&R for Big Noise Collective.
In 2016, he produced the seventh studio album for Blink-182 titled California which landed both him and the band their first Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Album". In July 2017, Feldmann was awarded the "Influencer" Award at the Alt Press Music Awards (APMAs).
He has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Performance for his work with Fever 333 on Made An America.[ citation needed ]
Feldmann started a record label with former president of Vagrant Records and BMG Rights Jon Cohen, and philanthropist Nick Gross called Big Noise and have signed Ashley Tisdale, MadeInTYO, Arrested Youth, Five North, The Used, Goldfinger, RØYLS, The Wrecks and New Politics.
Feldmann started Back to the Beach Festival at Huntington State Beach with Travis Barker and Synergy Global Entertainment founder John Reese in 2018. With headliners Blink-182 the festival sold out in 2019.
Feldmann is a vegan and vocal activist for animal rights. [ citation needed ] Feldmann has appeared in the documentary films Behind The Mask and Skin Trade.[ citation needed ] He has also appeared in the film Bold Native.[ citation needed ]He became a vegetarian after seeing the movie Babe in 1995. He usually has animal rights material to give out at Goldfinger shows. He has spoken on behalf of the animal rights organizations PETA and Action for Animals.
|1996||Reel Big Fish||Turn the Radio Off||A&R|
|1999||Goldfinger||Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2002||Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2002||Good Charlotte||The Young and the Hopeless||Writer|
|2002||The Used||The Used||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2003||Story of the Year||Page Avenue||A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer|
|2003||The Used||Maybe Memories||Writer/Producer/Mixer|
|2004||Good Charlotte||The Chronicles of Life and Death||Writer|
|2004||The Used||In Love and Death||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2005||Hilary Duff||Most Wanted||Writer/Producer|
|2007||City Sleeps||Not An Angel||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2007||The Used||Lies for the Liars||Producer/Engineer|
|2007||Atreyu||Lead Sails Paper Anchor||Producer/Engineer|
|2007||The Veronicas||Hook Me Up||Writer/Producer/Mixer|
|2008||Cute is What We Aim For||Rotation|
|2008||Escape the Fate||This War Is Ours||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2008||Josephine Collective||We Are the Air||Producer|
|2009||Hedley||The Show Must Go||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2009||Saosin||In Search of Solid Ground||Writer/Producer/Engineer|
|2009||After Midnight Project||Let's Build Something to Break||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2010||Plain White T's||Wonders of the Younger||Writer|
|2010||Foxy Shazam||Foxy Shazam||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer|
|2010||Four Year Strong||Enemy Of The World||Mixer|
|2010||Allstar Weekend||Suddenly Yours||Producer/Mixer/Composer/Vocals/Bass|
|2011||Panic! at the Disco||Vices & Virtues||Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer|
|2011||Allstar Weekend||All the Way||Producer/Mixer/Composer|
|2011||Get Scared||Best Kind of Mess||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer |
|2011||The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus||Am I The Enemy||Producer/Arranger/Composer/Engineer|
|2011||Attack Attack!||Attack Attack! (deluxe edition)||Producer, Co-writer|
|2011||The Cab||Symphony Soldier||Writer/Mixer/Producer|
|2011||All Time Low||Dirty Work||Writer|
|2012||King Blues||Long Live The Struggle||Producer/Mixer/Writer|
|2012||Megan & Liz||Bad For Me||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2012||Papa Roach||The Connection||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2013||Escape the Fate||Ungrateful||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2013||We Came As Romans||Tracing Back Roots"||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2013||Black Veil Brides||Wretched and Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2013||One Ok Rock||Jinsei×Boku=||Mixer|
|2013||Makua Rothman||Sound Wave||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||Itch||The Deep End||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||The Used||Imaginary Enemy||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||5 Seconds of Summer||5 Seconds of Summer||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||Stick to Your Guns||Disobedient||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||We Are the In Crowd||Weird Kids||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2015||One Ok Rock||35XXXV||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||Sleeping With Sirens||Madness||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||All Time Low||Future Hearts||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||5 Seconds of Summer||Sounds Good Feels Good||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||Disturbed||Immortalized||"Open Your Eyes" and "What Are You Waiting For" Producer/Co-writer|
|2016||Andy Black||The Shadow Side||Producer/Co-writer/Vocals|
|2016||Biffy Clyro||Ellipsis||"Animal Style" Co-Producer/Co-writer|
|2016||Good Charlotte||Youth Authority||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2017||One Ok Rock||Ambitions||Producer|
|2018||The Struts||One Night Only||Writer|
|2018||Black Veil Brides||Vale||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||The Fever 333||Made an America||Co-Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||Godsmack||Every Part Of Me||Co-Writer|
|2018||Godsmack||When Legends Rise||Co-Writer|
|2018||State Champs||Living Proof||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||Atreyu||In Our Wake||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||The Faim||Summer Is a Curse||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2019||Fever 333||Strength in Numb333rs||Co-Producer/Co-Writer|
|2019||The Faim||State Of Mind||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2019||Arrested Youth||Sobville (Episode I)||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2019||New Politics||An Invitation To An Alternate Reality||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||Dune Rats||Hurry Up and Wait||Co-Producer|
|2020||Poorstacy||The Breakfast Club (Deluxe Ed.)||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||Fever 333||Wrong Generation||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||The Hunna||I'd Rather Die Than Let You In||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||Goldfinger||Never Look Back||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2021||Mod Sun||Internet Killed the Rockstar||Producer/Co-writer|
|2021||Escape the Fate||Chemical Warfare||Producer/Co-Writer|
Goldfinger is an American punk rock and ska punk band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1994. In their early years the band is widely considered to have been a contributor to the movement of third-wave ska, a mid-1990s revitalization in the popularity of ska. However, the releases of Open Your Eyes and Disconnection Notice saw the band shed most of the ska influence, and they have been more commonly placed in the punk rock genre in later years.
Goldfinger is the self-titled debut album by punk rock band Goldfinger, released on Mojo Records in February 1996 and produced by Mojo founder Jay Rifkin. The album was a hit on college radio. The single "Here in Your Bedroom" was a top 5 rock hit in the U.S. in the summer of 1996, and also reached #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, making it their highest charting single ever. The album was certified Gold in Canada in 2002. It is the only album by the band not to be produced by frontman John Feldmann in any capacity.
Disconnection Notice is the fifth official album by Goldfinger. This was the last album to feature former Ünloco guitarist, Brian Arthur, since he left the band after the release. Original guitarist, Charlie Paulson, returned to the band after his departure.
Jermone Gregory Finn, sometimes credited as "Huckle" Jerry Finn, was an American record producer, mix engineer, and musician. He worked with numerous punk rock and pop-punk artists, such as Blink-182, AFI, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio, Green Day, Morrissey, MxPx, and Rancid. Finn was known for the warm guitar tone present on albums he produced, as well as the "punchy" sound of his mixes. He was instrumental in developing the polished sound of pop-punk in its second wave of popularity between the mid-1990s and early 2000s.
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Foxy Shazam is an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio formed in 2004. As of 2020, the band's lineup consists of lead vocalist Eric Nally, pianist Sky White, trumpeter and backing vocalist Alex Nauth, bassist Trigger Warning, and drummer Teddy Aitkins. The band released their debut album The Flamingo Trigger independently in 2005 before signing with Ferret Music, under which they released their second album Introducing Foxy Shazam in 2008. The following year, the band recorded its first major label record with producer John Feldmann. Foxy Shazam signed with Sire Records and released its self-titled major-label debut in 2010. The band's fourth studio album, The Church of Rock and Roll, was released in January 2012. Gonzo, the band's fifth album, was released April 2, 2014.
Electric Love Hogs were a short-lived American funk rock band formed in San Diego, California in 1991. The band's lineup consisted of John Feldmann, Dave Kushner (guitar), Donni Campion (guitar), Kelly LeMieux (bass) and Bobby Hewitt. They released one self-titled album in 1992, followed by a tour of the United States and United Kingdom, before they disbanded the following year.
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"She's Out of Her Mind" is a song recorded by American rock band Blink-182 for the group's seventh studio album, California (2016). The song was released as the second single from California on October 11, 2016 through BMG. Written by bassist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, guitarist Matt Skiba, and producer John Feldmann, the song was re-written multiple times to make its chorus as catchy as possible. It contains lyrical references to the bands the Cure and Bauhaus. It was inspired by relationships the group had growing up with "crazy" girls.
"Home Is Such a Lonely Place" is a song recorded by American rock band Blink-182 for the group's seventh studio album, California (2016). The song was released as the third and final single from California on April 18, 2017, and the band's last to be released through BMG. It is a ballad with a finger-picked guitar and strings. Lyrically, the song revolves around the idea of letting go of loved ones. Bassist Mark Hoppus and producer John Feldmann first began developing the song while discussing their families, and how tough it might be when their children grow up and leave home. The song was written by Hoppus, Feldmann, drummer Travis Barker, guitarist Matt Skiba, and songwriter David Hodges.
The Knife is the seventh studio album by American ska punk band Goldfinger, released on July 21, 2017, through Rise Records. It marks the band's first album following a nine-year non-album gap, their longest ever. It is their first release featuring their new supergroup line-up consisting of guitarist/vocalist and founding member John Feldmann, lead guitarist Philip Sneed, bassist Mike Herrera and drummer Travis Barker (Blink-182). There are also several notable musicians who make guest appearances on the album.
"Darkside" is a song recorded by American rock band Blink-182. The song was released on July 26, 2019 through Columbia Records, as the fourth single from the band's eighth studio album Nine. It was written by bassist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist Matt Skiba, as well as producer John Feldmann.
"I Really Wish I Hated You" is a song recorded by American rock band Blink-182. The song was released on September 6, 2019 through Columbia Records, as the fifth and final single from the band's eighth studio album Nine. It was released as a single two weeks before the album was released. It was written by bassist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist Matt Skiba, as well as producers Andrew Watt and John Feldmann, and songwriters Ali Tamposi and Nathan Perez.
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Zakk Cervini is an American record producer, vocal producer, songwriter, and mix engineer. He was born in Monroe, Connecticut on June 2, 1993. Cervini's work includes collaborations with Blink 182, All Time Low, Machine Gun Kelly, YUNGBLUD, Bring Me the Horizon, 5 Seconds of Summer, Avicii, Halsey, Good Charlotte, Grimes, Bishop Briggs, Poppy, Architects, Waterparks, and Sleeping with Sirens. His work on Blink 182’s California landed him his first Grammy Nomination for Best Rock Album in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.