Feldmann with his Martin acoustic at Foxy Studios
|Also known as||Feldy|
|Born||June 29, 1967|
John William Feldmann (born June 29, 1967) is an American musician and producer. He has produced and co-written songs accounting for sales of more than 34 million albums worldwide—6 million alone from 2011 to 2015—and is also the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger. He is an animal rights advocate.
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 1994 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, Beat Union, Cute Is What We Aim For, Escape the Fate, After Midnight Project, 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, Stick to Your Guns, and Set It Off.
Feldmann is a former A&R Consultant for Red Bull Records. He has signed Itch (formerly of King Blues), Blitz Kids, 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.
Most recently 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).
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.
|2018||Black Veil Brides||Vale||Co-Producer/Co-Writer||#1 Top Hard Rock
#14 Billboard 200
|2017||Makeout||The Good Life||Producer/Writer|
|The Struts||One Night Only||Writer|
|One Ok Rock||Ambitions||Producer||#1 Japan
#2 Top Hard Rock (Billboard)
|2016||Blink-182||California||Producer/Co-Writer||RIAA Certified Gold
|Good Charlotte||Youth Authority|
|Biffy Clyro||Ellipsis||"Animal Style" Co-Producer/Co-writer||#1 in UK|
|Andy Black||The Shadow Side||Producer/Co-writer/Vocals|
|2015||Disturbed||Immortalized||"Open Your Eyes" and "What Are You Waiting For" Producer/Co-writer||#1 Billboard
|5 Seconds of Summer||Sounds Good Feels Good||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 in 37 Countries
|All Time Low||Future Hearts||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 in 17 Countries
|Sleeping With Sirens||Madness||200,000 copies sold|
|One Ok Rock||35XXXV||#1 Japan
|2014||Avicii||The Nights||Co-Writer||100,000 Copies sold|
|Stick to Your Guns||Disobedient||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 Metal Album|
|5 Seconds of Summer||5 Seconds of Summer||#1 8 Countries|
|Beartooth||Disgusting||Writer/A&R||#2 UK Rock|
|The Word Alive||Real.||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#4 Top Hard Rock|
|The Used||Imaginary Enemy||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 Billboard Independent|
|We Are the In Crowd||Weird Kids|
|Itch||The Deep End||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||Double Platinum|
|Blitz Kids||The Good Youth|
|2013||Makua Rothman||Sound Wave||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|One Ok Rock||Jinsei×Boku=||Mixer||RIAJ Platinum|
|Black Veil Brides||Wretched and Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#7 Billboard 200|
|We Came As Romans||Tracing Back Roots"||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#1 Top Hard Rock|
|Escape the Fate||Ungrateful||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||#2 Top Hard Rock|
|Heaven's Basement||Filthy Empire||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|Blitz Kids||Never Die||A&R/Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2012||Papa Roach||The Connection||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#2 Hard Rock Albums|
|Megan & Liz||Bad For Me|
|King Blues||Long Live The Struggle||Producer/Mixer/Writer|
|The Used||Vulnerable||#1 US Top Independent Album|
|All Time Low||Dirty Work||#6 Billboard 200
#1 Billboard Top Rock
|The Cab||Symphony Soldier||Writer/Mixer/Producer||#9 Top Rock Album|
|Attack Attack!||Attack Attack! (deluxe edition)||Producer, Co-writer||#6 Rock Albums|
|The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus||Am I The Enemy||Producer/Arranger/Composer/Engineer
|Get Scared||Best Kind of Mess||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
|Allstar Weekend||All the Way||Producer/Mixer/Composer|
|Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows||D.R.U.G.S.||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Vocals|
|Panic! at the Disco||Vices & Virtues||Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer||#2 Alternative Albums|
|2010||Allstar Weekend||Suddenly Yours||Producer/Mixer/Composer/Vocals/Bass|
|Good Charlotte||Cardiology||Writer||ARIA Gold|
|Four Year Strong||Enemy Of The World||Mixer|
|Foxy Shazam||Foxy Shazam||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer|
|Plain White T's||Wonders of the Younger||Writer|
|2009||After Midnight Project||Let's Build Something to Break||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|Saosin||In Search of Solid Ground||Writer/Producer/Engineer||#4 US Billboard Alternative Albums|
|Hedley||The Show Must Go||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||IFPI 2x Platinum|
|Escape the Fate||This War Is Ours||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||#2 US Top Independent Albums|
|Cute is What We Aim For||Rotation|
|Josephine Collective||We Are the Air||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2007||The Veronicas||Hook Me Up||Writer/Producer/Mixer||ARIA Platinum|
|Atreyu||Lead Sails Paper Anchor||Producer/Engineer||RIAA Gold
#1 Rock Album
#1 Alternative Album
|The Used||Lies for the Liars||Producer/Engineer||#3 Canadian Album
#5 US Billboard
|City Sleeps||Not An Angel||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2005||Hilary Duff||Most Wanted||Writer/Producer||#1 Billboard 200
|2004||The Used||In Love and Death||Producer/Engineer/Mixer||RIAA Gold
|Good Charlotte||The Chronicles of Life and Death||Writer||RIAA Platinum|
|2003||The Used||Maybe Memories||Writer/Producer/Mixer|
|Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||1 Millions Copies Sold|
|Story of the Year||Page Avenue||A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer||RIAA Gold|
|2002||The Used||The Used||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|Good Charlotte||The Young and the Hopeless||Writer||RIAA 3x Platinum|
|Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||1 Million Copies Sold|
|Goldfinger||Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1996||Goldfinger||500,000 Copies Sold|
|Reel Big Fish||Turn the Radio Off||A&R||1 Million Copies Sold|
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