|Also known as||Feldy|
|Born||June 29, 1967|
John Feldmann (born June 29, 1967) is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and record producer. He serves as the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger.
Feldmann's first band was Saratoga-based Family Crisis. In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed the band Electric Love Hogs and met future Goldfinger bassist Kelly LeMieux. The Electric Love Hogs (which also included Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver and Bobby Hewitt of Orgy) put out one album, their self-titled 1992 debut, which was co-produced by Tommy Lee.
Feldmann formed Goldfinger in Los Angeles in 1994 after meeting original Goldfinger bassist Simon Williams in a shoe store where they were both working. Goldfinger played 385 shows in 1996, breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for the most concerts in one year for a touring band. In 1999, Goldfinger's song "Superman" was featured in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game. Starting with their self-titled debut album in 1996, Goldfinger has released eight studio albums, including Never Look Back, which was released on Big Noise on December 4, 2020.
In 1998, Feldmann began producing for other bands, starting with Showoff, producing their self-titled debut album, followed by Mest and The Used. He produced Story of the Year's 2003 debut album Page Avenue, which was certified Gold by the RIAA and peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and included the hits "Anthem of Our Dying Day" and "Until the Day I Die". He produced and co-wrote Blink-182's 2016 album California, which reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. He co-wrote and co-produced "Made An America" by The Fever 333, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance. He has also co-written and produced for All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer, Good Charlotte, Panic! at the Disco, Beartooth, Biffy Clyro, Korn, 311, Black Veil Brides, Avril Lavigne, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Hilary Duff, Mandy Moore, and Papa Roach. The albums Feldmann has worked on have grossed more than 34 million sales worldwide.
Starting in 1997, Feldmann has worked as an A&R executive at Warner Bros. Records, scouting talent and overseeing artist development. Feldmann is a former A&R consultant for Red Bull Records. In 2016, he became the Vice President of A&R at BMG. Along with Jon Cohen and Nick Gross, Feldmann started the record label Big Noise in 2017.
Feldmann, Travis Barker, and John Reese started Back to the Beach Festival at Huntington State Beach in 2018. The two-day ska and punk festival featured The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 311, and Sublime With Rome its first year, and was headlined by Blink-182 in 2019, but has not returned after that.
Feldmann is published by Big Noise and managed by Lucas Keller and Nic Warner at Milk & Honey.
|2017||Grammy Award||Best Rock Album||California by Blink-182||Nominated|
|Alternative Press Music Award||Influencer||Himself||Won|
|2018||Grammy Award||Best Rock Performance||"Made an America" by The Fever 333||Nominated|
Selected production discography
|1996||Reel Big Fish||Turn the Radio Off||A&R|
|1999||Goldfinger||Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2002||Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2002||Good Charlotte||The Young and the Hopeless||Writer|
|2002||The Used||The Used||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2003||Story of the Year||Page Avenue||A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer|
|2003||The Used||Maybe Memories||Writer/Producer/Mixer|
|2004||Good Charlotte||The Chronicles of Life and Death||Writer|
|2004||The Used||In Love and Death||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2005||Hilary Duff||Most Wanted||Writer/Producer|
|2007||City Sleeps||Not An Angel||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2007||The Used||Lies for the Liars||Producer/Engineer|
|2007||Atreyu||Lead Sails Paper Anchor||Producer/Engineer|
|2007||The Veronicas||Hook Me Up||Writer/Producer/Mixer|
|2008||Cute is What We Aim For||Rotation|
|2008||Escape the Fate||This War Is Ours||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2008||Josephine Collective||We Are the Air||Producer|
|2009||Hedley||The Show Must Go||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2009||Saosin||In Search of Solid Ground||Writer/Producer/Engineer|
|2009||After Midnight Project||Let's Build Something to Break||Producer/Co-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||Allstar Weekend||Suddenly Yours||Producer/Mixer/Composer/Vocals/Bass|
|2011||Panic! at the Disco||Vices & Virtues||Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer|
|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|
|2011||The Cab||Symphony Soldier||Writer/Mixer/Producer|
|2011||All Time Low||Dirty Work||Writer|
|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|
|2013||Escape the Fate||Ungrateful||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2013||We Came As Romans||Tracing Back Roots"||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2013||Black Veil Brides||Wretched and Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2013||One Ok Rock||Jinsei×Boku=||Mixer|
|2013||Makua Rothman||Sound Wave||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||Itch||The Deep End||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||The Used||Imaginary Enemy||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||5 Seconds of Summer||5 Seconds of Summer||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||Stick to Your Guns||Disobedient||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2014||We Are the In Crowd||Weird Kids||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2015||One Ok Rock||35XXXV||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||Sleeping With Sirens||Madness||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||All Time Low||Future Hearts||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||5 Seconds of Summer||Sounds Good Feels Good||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||Disturbed||Immortalized||"Open Your Eyes" and "What Are You Waiting For" Producer/Co-writer|
|2016||Andy Black||The Shadow Side||Producer/Co-writer/Vocals|
|2016||Biffy Clyro||Ellipsis||"Animal Style" Co-Producer/Co-writer|
|2016||Good Charlotte||Youth Authority||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2017||One Ok Rock||Ambitions||Producer|
|2018||The Struts||One Night Only||Writer|
|2018||Black Veil Brides||Vale||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||The Fever 333||Made an America||Co-Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||Godsmack||Every Part Of Me||Co-Writer|
|2018||Godsmack||When Legends Rise||Co-Writer|
|2018||State Champs||Living Proof||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||Atreyu||In Our Wake||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||The Faim||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||Arrested Youth||Sobville (Episode I)||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2019||New Politics||An Invitation To An Alternate Reality||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||Dune Rats||Hurry Up and Wait||Co-Producer|
|2020||Poorstacy||The Breakfast Club (Deluxe Ed.)||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||Fever 333||Wrong Generation||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||The Hunna||I'd Rather Die Than Let You In||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||Goldfinger||Never Look Back||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2021||Mod Sun||Internet Killed the Rockstar||Producer/Co-writer|
|2021||Escape the Fate||Chemical Warfare||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2021||Lil Lotus||Errør Bøy||Producer/Co-writer|
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