John Feldmann

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John Feldmann
New Feldy in Studio.jpg
Background information
Also known as Feldy
Born (1967-06-29) June 29, 1967 (age 46)
Genres Punk rock, pop punk, ska punk, post-hardcore, pop
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums
Years active 1980-present
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, 5 Seconds of Summer
Website www.johnfeldmann.com
Notable instruments
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.[1]

Music[edit]

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, ONE OK ROCK, 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, and 5 Seconds of Summer. He has also worked with pop artists like Mandy Moore and Kelis.

Feldmann is currently an A&R Consultant for Red Bull Records. He has helped sign Itch (formerly of King Blues), Blitz Kids, CLASS, and Beartooth (Caleb Shomo).

Feldmann is currently working with 5 Seconds Of Summer.

Activism[edit]

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.

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Label Credits Sales
2014 Stick to Your Guns TBA Sumerian Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 The Beautiful Bodies TBA Epitaph Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 ONE OK ROCK TBA A-Sketch Producer/Mixer/Co-Writer
2014 The Word Alive TBA Fearless Records Co-Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 Set It Off TBA Equal Vision Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 The Used Imaginary Enemy 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 Itch The Deep End Red Bull Records A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 Blitz Kids The Good Youth Red Bull Records A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer
2014 Megan Joy Free To Fly Loud Meow Writer/Producer
2013 Makua Rothman Sound Wave Mountain Apple Company Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #1 billboard reggae album, #1 world album
2013 ONE OK ROCK Jinsei×Boku= 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"[2] 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[3] 100,000 worldwide / 2 top ten singles
2011 Attack Attack! Attack Attack! Deluxe Edition Rise Records Producer, Co-writer[4][5] 200,000 worldwide
2011 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I The Enemy Collective Sounds Producer/Arranger/Composer/Engineer
Mixing/Programming/Vocals[6]
2011 Get Scared Best Kind of Mess Universal Motown Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
Composer/Programming/Vocals[7]
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[8][9] 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 Good Charlotte Cardiology Epic Writer Gold
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
2006 The Matches Decomposer Epitaph Co-Producer
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 Showoff Showoff Maverick A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
1999 Goldfinger Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live Universal Producer/Engineer/Mixer 200,000 Worldwide
1997 Goldfinger Hang-Ups Mojo Writer/Producer 500,000 Worldwide
1996 Goldfinger Goldfinger Mojo Writer/Producer 1,000,000 Worldwide
1996 Reel Big Fish Turn the Radio Off Mojo A&R 1,000,000 Worldwide

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith, Shannon. Behind the Mask, Uncaged Films, 2006.
  2. ^ http://www.theprp.com/2013/05/20/news/we-came-as-romans-detail-new-album-tracing-back-roots/
  3. ^ http://twitter.com/#!/alexanderdeleon/status/70994483793240064
  4. ^ "Which tracks did Feldmann produce?". Formspring.me. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Am I the Enemy? - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus". AllMusic. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  7. ^ "Best Kind of Mess - Get Scared". AllMusic. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  8. ^ "Alternative Press | News | D.R.U.G.S. post first studio update". Altpress.com. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  9. ^ "D.R.U.G.S. - Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows". AllMusic. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 

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