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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.

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 52)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active1980–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitejohnfeldmann.com

MusicEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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, 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.[1]Today John runs A&R for Big Noise Collective[2]

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).[3]

Feldmann is currently working with 311, The Used, Andy Black, Blink-182, Dune Rats, Korn, New Politics, The Veronicas.[citation needed], and Ashley Tisdale

He has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Performance for his work with Fever 333 on Made An America.[citation needed]

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.[4]

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.[5]

John is published by Big Noise for the world and managed by Lucas Keller and Nic Warner at Milk & Honey.[6]

ActivismEdit

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 discographyEdit

Year Artist Album Role Achievements
1996 Reel Big Fish Turn the Radio Off A&R 1 Million Copies Sold
1996 Goldfinger Goldfinger Writer/Producer 500,000 Copies Sold
1997 Goldfinger Hang-Ups Writer/Producer
1999 Goldfinger Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live Producer/Engineer/Mixer
1999 Showoff Showoff A&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 1 Million Copies Sold
2002 Good Charlotte The Young and the Hopeless Writer RIAA 3x Platinum

BPI Platinum

IFPI 2x 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 Mest self-titled Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2003 Goldfinger Open Your Eyes Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer 1 Millions Copies Sold
2003 The Used Maybe Memories Writer/Producer/Mixer
2004 Ashlee Simpson Autobiography Writer
2004 Good Charlotte The Chronicles of Life and Death Writer RIAA Platinum

ARIA Platinum

BPI Gold

2004 The Used In Love and Death Producer/Engineer/Mixer RIAA Gold

BPI Silver

#6 Billboard

2005 Hilary Duff Most Wanted Writer/Producer #1 Billboard 200

#1 Canada

2005 Mest Photographs Producer
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 #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
2008 Goldfinger Hello Destiny... Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2008 Anthony Green Avalon Writer/Producer/Mixer
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 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 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
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] #6 Rock Albums
2011 The Cab Symphony Soldier Writer/Mixer/Producer[13] #9 Top Rock Album
2011 All Time Low Dirty Work Writer #6 Billboard 200

#1 Billboard Top Rock

2011 Hedley Storms Writer IFPI Platinum
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"[14] 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

RIAJ Platinum

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

BPI Silver

2015 5 Seconds of Summer Sounds Good Feels Good Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #1 in 37 Countries

Platinum Worldwide

2015 Disturbed Immortalized "Open Your Eyes" and "What Are You Waiting For" Producer/Co-writer #1 Billboard

RIAA Platinum

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

BPI Silver

#1 UK

#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
2017 Goldfinger The Knife Producer/Writer
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 Mayday Parade Sunnyland Producer/Co-Writer
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 Ashley Tisdale Symptoms 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BMG Signs Grammy-Nominated Blink-182 Producer John Feldmann To A&R/Publishing Deal". All Access. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Three Industry Vets Join Forces To Launch Big Noise Collective". All Access. July 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "APMAs Influencer Feldmann: "I was told I would never amount to anything and they were f***ing wrong"". altpress.com. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Three Industry Vets Join Forces To Launch Big Noise Collective". All Access. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  5. ^ Shanley, Patrick. "Back to the Beach Offers "Upbeat, Positive" Ska Fest Post-Coachella". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Milk + Honey Management Signs Producer/Songwriter John Feldmann". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  7. ^ Obert, Alex (August 22, 2014). "On The Line with John Feldmann of Goldfinger". Journey of a Frontman. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  8. ^ Friedman, David. "Take notice: Goldfinger's back". NewsTimes. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Best Kind of Mess - Get Scared". AllMusic. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  10. ^ "Am I the Enemy? - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus". AllMusic. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  11. ^ "Which tracks did Feldmann produce?". Formspring.me. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  12. ^ "Why'd you guys decide to record with John Feldman this time instead of Joey Sturgis?". Formspring.me. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  13. ^ "Official Twitter of Alexander DeLeon". May 18, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  14. ^ "We Came As Romans Detail New Album "Tracing Back Roots"". The PRP. May 20, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2016.

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