John Feldmann

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John Feldmann
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Feldmann with his Martin acoustic at Foxy Studios
Background information
Also known asFeldy
Born (1967-06-29) June 29, 1967 (age 53)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • singer
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active1980–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website johnfeldmann.com

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.

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Music

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. [1]

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. [2] Feldmann runs A&R for Big Noise Collective. [3]

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). [4]

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. [5]

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. [6]

Activism

Feldmann is a vegan and vocal activist for animal rights. [7] He became a vegetarian after seeing the movie Babe in 1995. [8] 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.[ 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 ]

Selected discography

YearArtistAlbumRole
1996 Reel Big Fish Turn the Radio Off A&R
1996 Goldfinger Goldfinger Writer/Producer
1997 Goldfinger Hang-Ups Writer/Producer
1999 Goldfinger Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live Producer/Engineer/Mixer
1999 Showoff ShowoffA&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2000 Goldfinger Stomping Ground Writer/Producer
2000 Mest Wasting Time A&R/Producer/Mixer
2001 Mest Destination Unknown Producer/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 Mest self-titled Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2003 The Used Maybe Memories Writer/Producer/Mixer
2004 Ashlee Simpson Autobiography Writer
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
2005 Mest Photographs Producer
2005 Goldfinger Disconnection Notice Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2006 The Matches Decomposer Co-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 Goldfinger Hello Destiny... Writer/Producer/Mixer
2008 Anthony Green Avalon Writer/Producer/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 Neon Trees Habits 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 Good Charlotte Cardiology Writer
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
Composer/Programming/Vocals [9]
2011 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I The Enemy Producer/Arranger/Composer/Engineer
Mixing/Programming/Vocals [10]
2011 Attack Attack! Attack Attack! (deluxe edition) Producer, Co-writer [11] [12]
2011 The Cab Symphony Soldier Writer/Mixer/Producer [13]
2011 All Time Low Dirty Work Writer
2011 Hedley Storms Writer
2012 The Used Vulnerable Producer/Mixer/Writer
2012 King Blues Long Live The StruggleProducer/Mixer/Writer
2012 Megan & Liz Bad For MeProducer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2012 Papa Roach The ConnectionProducer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2013 Escape the Fate Ungrateful Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2013 We Came As Romans Tracing Back Roots" [14] Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2013 Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine: The Story Of The Wild OnesProducer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2013 One Ok Rock Jinsei×Boku= Mixer
2013 Makua Rothman Sound WaveA&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 Itch The Deep EndA&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 The Used Imaginary Enemy Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 Beartooth Disgusting Writer/A&R
2014 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 Stick to Your Guns Disobedient Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 Avicii The Nights Co-Writer
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
2016 Blink-182 California Producer/Co-Writer
2017 One Ok Rock Ambitions Producer
2017 311 Mosaic Producer/Co-Writer
2017 Goldfinger The Knife Producer/Writer
2018 Ded Mis•an•thrope Producer/Writer
2018 The Struts One Night OnlyWriter
2018 Black Veil Brides Vale Producer/Co-Writer
2018 Mayday Parade Sunnyland 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 WakeProducer/Co-Writer
2018 The Faim Summer Is a CurseProducer/Co-Writer
2019 Fever 333 Strength in Numb333rs Co-Producer/Co-Writer
2019 Ashley Tisdale Symptoms Producer/Co-Writer
2019 The Faim State Of MindProducer/Co-Writer
2019 311 Voyager Producer/Co-Writer
2019 blink-182 NINE Producer/Co-Writer
2019 Korn The Nothing Producer/Co-Writer
2019 Arrested Youth Sobville (Episode I)Producer/Co-Writer
2019 New Politics An Invitation To An Alternate RealityProducer/Co-Writer
2020 Dune Rats Hurry Up and Wait Co-Producer
2020 Poorstacy The Breakfast Club (Deluxe Ed.)Producer/Co-Writer
2020 Five North ScumbagProducer/Co-Writer
2020 The Used Heartwork Producer/Mixer
2020 jxdn So What! Co-Writer
2020 Fever 333 Wrong GenerationProducer/Co-Writer
2020 The Hunna I'd Rather Die Than Let You InProducer/Co-Writer
2020 Girlfriends GirlfriendsProducer/Co-Writer
2020 Goldfinger Never Look Back Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2021 Mod Sun Internet Killed the Rockstar [15] Producer/Co-writer
2021 Escape the Fate Chemical Warfare Producer/Co-Writer

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