|Also known as||Feldy|
|Born||June 29, 1967|
|Genres||Punk rock, pop punk, ska punk, post-hardcore, pop|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums|
|Labels||Mojo, Jive, Warner Bros., Maverick, SideOneDummy, London, Universal|
|Associated acts||Goldfinger, Electric Love Hogs, The Used, Panic! at the Disco, Black Veil Brides, We Came As Romans, Red Bull Records|
|various Schecter PT Fastback|
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—2 million alone in 2011 and 2012—and is also the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger. He is known as an animal rights advocate.
Feldmann started playing music when he was 13, after hearing Mommy's Little Monster by Social Distortion. He moved to LA 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 from Orgy) were signed to Polygram in 1990 and put out one album. The Electric Love Hogs had a scene of their own and many bands that opened for them went on to be very successful. Among them were Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Korn, Tool, and Rage Against The Machine. Feldmann formed Goldfinger in 1994 when he met original Goldfinger bassist Simon Williams in a shoe store where they were both working. Goldfinger is widely considered to have been a contributor to the movement of third-wave ska. Among one of those bands that broke out of that scene was No Doubt. The group was signed to Mojo/Universal in 1995 and have toured extensively throughout the world. According to his official website John holds a Guinness world record for his feat of performing 385 shows in 1996.
During his time as an A&R representative for Warner Bros. Records & Maverick Records, Feldmann signed The Used, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, Goldfinger, Showoff, City Sleeps, Story of the Year, Foxy Shazam and Mest.
He has also done production work/songwriting for The Cab, The Veronicas, Good Charlotte, Mest, The Used, Story of the Year, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Goldfinger, Showoff, The Matches, Atreyu, City Sleeps, Anthony Green, Lostprophets, Beat Union, Cute Is What We Aim For, Escape the Fate, Get Scared, After Midnight Project, No Motiv, Foxy Shazam, All Time Low, Allstar Weekend, Panic! at the Disco, Craig Owens, Boys Like Girls, Megan Joy, Jessica Lowndes, Plain White T's, Panic! at the Disco, and All Time Low and 5 Seconds of Summer. He has also worked with pop artists like Mandy Moore and Kelis.
Feldmann is currently working with Hawaiian big wave surfer and musical artist, Makua Rothman.
A vocal activist for animal rights, Feldmann is a vegan. Feldmann allegedly became a vegetarian after seeing the movie Babe at age 29. He usually has animal rights material to give out at Goldfinger shows. He often speaks on behalf of the animal welfare organization PETA.
Feldmann appeared in the documentary film Behind The Mask. He also appears in Bold Native and Skin Trade.
|2014||The Used||TBA||Hopeless Records||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||
|2014||We Are the In Crowd||WEIRD kids||Hopeless Records||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||
|2014||5 Seconds of Summer||TBA||Capitol||Writer/Producer||
|2014||Makua Rothman||TBA||Mountain Apple Company||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||
|2014||Itch||Untitled||Red Bull Records||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||
|2014||Blitz Kids||TBA||Red Bull Records||A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer||
|2013||One OK Rock||Jinsei Kakete Boku Wa||A-Sketch||Mixer||#2 Album Japan|
|2013||Black Veil Brides||Wretched and Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones||Lava Records||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#7 billboard album, 470,000 worldwide|
|2013||We Came As Romans||Tracing Back Roots"||Equal Vision Records||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#7 billboard album, 120,000 worldwide|
|2013||Escape the Fate||Ungrateful||Eleven Seven Music||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||#12 billboard album, 100,000 worldwide|
|2013||Heaven's Basement||Filthy Empire||Red Bull Records||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#7 Rock charts|
|2013||Blitz Kids||Never Die||Red Bull Records||A&R/Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||
|2012||Papa Roach||The Connection||Eleven Seven||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#2 Rock Single|
|2012||Megan & Liz||Bad For Me||Collective Sounds||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||#7 debut pop chart position|
|2012||King Blues||Long Live The Struggle||Transmission Recordings||Producer/Mixer/Writer||
|2012||The Used||Vulnerable||Hopeless Records||Producer/Writer/Mixer||120,000 worldwide
#8 debut chart position
|2011||Hedley||Storms||Universal Music Canada||Writer||Multi-Platinum|
|2011||All Time Low||Dirty Work||Interscope||Writer||200,000 worldwide|
|2011||The Cab||Symphony Soldier||Universal||Writer/Mixer/Producer||100,000 worldwide / 2 top ten singles|
|2011||Attack Attack!||Attack Attack! Deluxe edition||Rise Records||Producer, Co-writer||200,000 worldwide|
|2011||The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus||Am I The Enemy||Collective Sounds||Producer/Arranger/Composer/Engineer
|2011||Get Scared||Best Kind of Mess||Universal Motown||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
|2011||Allstar Weekend||All the Way||Hollywood||Producer/Mixer/Composer||300,000 sold|
|2011||Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows||D.R.U.G.S.||Sire/Decaydance||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Vocals||100,000 worldwide|
|2011||Panic! at the Disco||Vices & Virtues||Atlantic||Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer||400,000 worldwide|
|2010||Allstar Weekend||Suddenly Yours||Hollywood||Producer/Mixer/Composer/Vocals/Bass||100,000 worldwide|
|2010||Four Year Strong||Enemy Of The World||Decaydance||Mixer||
|2010||Foxy Shazam||Foxy Shazam||Sire||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer||
|2010||Plain White T's||Wonders of the Younger||Hollywood||Writer||Gold|
|2010||Neon Trees||Habits||IDJ||Writer||2,000,000 Singles|
|2009||After Midnight Project||Let's Build Something to Break||Universal Motown||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||
|2009||Saosin||In Search of Solid Ground||Virgin||Writer/Producer/Engineer||100,000 sold|
|2009||Hedley||The Show Must Go||Universal Music Canada||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||Multi-Platinum|
|2008||Anthony Green||Avalon||Photo Finish Records||Writer/Producer/Mixer||
|2008||Escape the Fate||This War Is Ours||Epitaph||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Performer||500,000 Worldwide|
|2008||Cute is What We Aim For||Rotation||Fueled By Ramen||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||100,000 sold|
|2008||Josephine Collective||We Are the Air||Warner Bros.||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||
|2007||The Veronicas||Hook Me Up||Sire||Writer/Producer/Mixer||2,000,000 Worldwide|
|2007||Atreyu||Lead Sails Paper Anchor||Hollywood||Producer/Engineer||500,000 Worldwide|
|2007||The Used||Lies for the Liars||Reprise||Producer/Engineer||1,500,000 Worldwide|
|2007||City Sleeps||Not An Angel||Trustkill||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||
|2005||Hilary Duff||Most Wanted||Hollywood||Writer/Producer||3,000,000 Worldwide|
|2004||The Used||In Love and Death||Reprise||Producer/Engineer/Mixer||1,500,000 Worldwide|
|2004||Good Charlotte||The Chronicles of Life and Death||Epic||Writer||2,500,000 Worldwide|
|2004||Ashlee Simpson||Autobiography||Geffen||Writer||6,000,000 Worldwide|
|2003||The Used||Maybe Memories||Reprise||Writer/Producer/Mixer||1,000,000 Worldwide|
|2003||Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||Mojo/Jive Records||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||500,000 Worldwide|
|2003||Story of the Year||Page Avenue||Maverick||A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer||2,000,000 Worldwide|
|2002||The Used||The Used||Reprise||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||1,500,000 Worldwide|
|2002||Good Charlotte||The Young and the Hopeless||Epic||Writer||5,000,000 Worldwide|
|2002||Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||Jive Records||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||500,000 Worldwide|
|2001||Mest||Destination Unknown||Maverick||Producer/Mixer||500,000 Worldwide|
|2000||Mest||Wasting Time||Maverick||A&R/Producer/Mixer||500,000 Worldwide|
|2000||Goldfinger||Stomping Ground||Mojo||Writer/Producer||500,000 Worldwide|
|1999||Goldfinger||Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live||Universal||Producer/Engineer/Mixer||200,000 Worldwide|
|1996||Reel Big Fish||Turn the Radio Off||Mojo||A&R||1,000,000 Worldwide|
- Keith, Shannon. Behind the Mask, Uncaged Films, 2006.
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- "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.
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