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John William Feldmann (born June 29, 1967) is an American musician and producer. He is the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger.
Feldmann with his Martin acoustic at Foxy Studios
|Also known as||Feldy|
|Born||June 29, 1967|
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. He moved to Los Angeles in 1988 and formed a band called Electric Love Hogs where he met future Goldfinger bassist Kelly LeMieux. The Electric Love Hogs (which also included Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver and Bobby Hewitt of Orgy) were signed to Polygram in 1990 and put out one album.
Feldmann formed Goldfinger in 1993 when he met original Goldfinger bassist Simon Williams in a shoe store where they were both working. The group was signed to Mojo/Universal in 1995.
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.
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.
Feldmann is a former A&R Consultant for Red Bull Records. He has signed Itch and Beartooth. In 2016, John 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, John signed The Faim.Today John runs A&R for Big Noise Collective
In 2016, he produced the seventh studio album for Blink-182 titled California which landed both he and the band their first Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Album". Also in July 2017 John was awarded the "Influencer" Award at the Alt Press Music Awards (APMAs).
John 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.
John 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. 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. Feldmann has appeared in the documentary films Behind The Mask and Skin Trade. He has also appeared in the film Bold Native.
|1996||Reel Big Fish||Turn the Radio Off||A&R||1 Million Copies Sold|
|1996||Goldfinger||Goldfinger||Writer/Producer||500,000 Copies Sold|
|1999||Goldfinger||Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2002||Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||1 Million Copies Sold|
|2002||Good Charlotte||The Young and the Hopeless||Writer||RIAA 3x Platinum|
|2002||The Used||The Used||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2003||Story of the Year||Page Avenue||A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer||RIAA Gold|
|2003||Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||1 Millions Copies Sold|
|2003||The Used||Maybe Memories||Writer/Producer/Mixer|
|2004||Good Charlotte||The Chronicles of Life and Death||Writer||RIAA Platinum|
|2004||The Used||In Love and Death||Producer/Engineer/Mixer||RIAA Gold
|2005||Hilary Duff||Most Wanted||Writer/Producer||#1 Billboard 200
|2007||City Sleeps||Not An Angel||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2007||The Used||Lies for the Liars||Producer/Engineer||#3 Canadian Album
#5 US Billboard
|2007||Atreyu||Lead Sails Paper Anchor||Producer/Engineer||RIAA Gold
#1 Rock Album
#1 Alternative Album
|2007||The Veronicas||Hook Me Up||Writer/Producer/Mixer||ARIA Platinum|
|2008||Cute is What We Aim For||Rotation|
|2008||Escape the Fate||This War Is Ours||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||#2 US Top Independent Albums|
|2009||Hedley||The Show Must Go||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||IFPI 2x Platinum|
|2009||Saosin||In Search of Solid Ground||Writer/Producer/Engineer||#4 US Billboard Alternative Albums|
|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||ARIA Gold|
|2010||Allstar Weekend||Suddenly Yours||Producer/Mixer/Composer/Vocals/Bass|
|2011||Panic! at the Disco||Vices & Virtues||Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer||#2 Alternative Albums|
|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||#6 Rock Albums|
|2011||The Cab||Symphony Soldier||Writer/Mixer/Producer||#9 Top Rock Album|
|2011||All Time Low||Dirty Work||Writer||#6 Billboard 200
#1 Billboard Top Rock
|2012||The Used||Vulnerable||Producer/Mixer/Writer||#1 US Top Independent Album|
|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||#2 Hard Rock Albums|
|2013||Escape the Fate||Ungrateful||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||#2 Top Hard Rock|
|2013||We Came As Romans||Tracing Back Roots"||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 Top Hard Rock|
|2013||Black Veil Brides||Wretched and Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#7 Billboard 200|
|2013||One Ok Rock||Jinsei×Boku=||Mixer||RIAJ Platinum|
|2013||Makua Rothman||Sound Wave||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||Itch||The Deep End||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||Double Platinum|
|2014||The Used||Imaginary Enemy||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 Billboard Independent|
|2014||Beartooth||Disgusting||Writer/A&R||#2 UK Rock|
|2014||5 Seconds of Summer||5 Seconds of Summer||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 8 Countries|
|2014||Stick to Your Guns||Disobedient||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 Metal Album|
|2014||Avicii||The Nights||Co-Writer||100,000 Copies sold|
|2015||One Ok Rock||35XXXV||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 Japan
|2015||Sleeping With Sirens||Madness||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||200,000 copies sold|
|2015||All Time Low||Future Hearts||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 UK
|2015||5 Seconds of Summer||Sounds Good Feels Good||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 in 37 Countries
|2015||Disturbed||Immortalized||"Open Your Eyes" and "What Are You Waiting For" Producer/Co-writer||#1 Billboard
|2016||Andy Black||The Shadow Side||Producer/Co-writer/Vocals|
|2016||Biffy Clyro||Ellipsis||"Animal Style" Co-Producer/Co-writer||#1 in UK|
|2016||Good Charlotte||Youth Authority||Producer/Co-Writer||#1 Australia|
|2016||Blink-182||California||Producer/Co-Writer||RIAA Certified Gold
#1 US, 1 US Alternative Albums, 1 US Rock Albums
|2017||One Ok Rock||Ambitions||Producer||#1 Japan
#2 Top Hard Rock (Billboard)
|2017||311||Mosaic||Producer/Co-Writer||Top 10 Alt Radio|
|2018||Ded||Mis•an•thrope||Producer/Writer||Top 10 Rock Radio|
|2018||The Struts||One Night Only||Writer|
|2018||Black Veil Brides||Vale||Producer/Co-Writer||#1 Top Hard Rock
#14 Billboard 200
|2018||The Fever 333||Made An America||Co-Producer/Co-Writer||Grammy nominee Best Rock Performance|
|2018||Godsmack||Every Part Of Me||Co-Writer||#1 Rock and Alternative album|
|2018||Godsmack||When Legends Rise||Co-Writer||#1 Rock and Alternative album|
|2018||State Champs||Living Proof||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||Atreyu||In Our Wake||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||The Faim||The 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||311||Voyager||Producer/Co-Writer||Top 10 Alt Radio|
|2019||blink-182||NINE||Producer/Co-Writer||#1 Rock/Alternative album (Billboard) 250,000+ sold|
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