|Birth name||John William Feldmann|
|Also known as||Feldy|
|Born||June 29, 1967|
John Feldmann (born June 29, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He serves as the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger.
Feldmann grew up in Saratoga, California. He started writing songs around the age of 13 or 14. Around that time, he met the band Social Distortion, and was inspired to be like them.
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. He currently works with artists to produce albums released under the record label Big Noise, which he founded alongside Nick Gross and Jon Cohen 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.
Feldmann is a former vegan (now pescatarian) and activist for animal rights.
|2022||Juno Award||Album of the Year||Love Sux by Avril Lavigne||Nominated|
|2022||Juno Award||Single of the Year||"Bite Me" by Avril Lavigne||Nominated|
|2022||MTV VMA||Best Alternative||"Love It When You Hate Me" by Avril Lavigne ft. blackbear||Nominated|
|2018||Grammy Award||Best Rock Performance||"Made an America" by The Fever 333||Nominated|
|2017||Grammy Award||Best Rock Album||California by Blink-182||Nominated|
|Alternative Press Music Award||Influencer||Himself||Won|
Selected production discography
|2023||The Used||Toxic Positivity||Writer/Producer|
|2023||Mod Sun||God Save the Teen||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2023||Ruston Kelly||The Weakness||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2022||Avril Lavigne||"I'm A Mess (ft. Yungblud)"||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2022||Iann Dior||“Live Fast Die Numb”||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2022||5 Seconds of Summer||5SOS5||Producer/Co-writer|
|2022||Jasiah||“Earthquake (ft. jxdn)”||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2022||Avril Lavigne||“Bite Me”||Producer/Co-Writer||Certified Gold|
|2022||Avril Lavigne||Love Sux||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2022||Sueco||It Was Fun While It Lasted||Producer/Co-Writer||Certified Gold|
|2021||5 Seconds of Summer||“2011”||Producer|
|2021||Mod Sun||Internet Killed the Rockstar||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2021||Two Feet||Never Enough||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2021||Bryce Vine||“Empty Bottles (feat. MOD SUN)”||Producer|
|2020||Poorstacy||The Breakfast Club (Deluxe Ed.)||Producer/Co-Writer|
|2020||Goldfinger||Never Look Back||Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2019||Fever 333||Strength in Numb333rs||Co-Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||The Struts||One Night Only||Writer|
|2018||The Fever 333||Made an America||Co-Producer/Co-Writer|
|2018||Godsmack||When Legends Rise||Co-Writer||Certified Gold|
|2016||Biffy Clyro||Ellipsis||"Animal Style" Co-Producer/Co-writer|
|2015||One Ok Rock||35XXXV||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||Certified Platinum|
|2014||The Word Alive||Real||Producer|
|2014||5 Seconds of Summer||5 Seconds of Summer||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||Certified Gold|
|2014||Avicii||The Nights||Co-Writer||Certified Platinum|
|2013||We Came as Romans||Tracing Back Roots||Producer/Mixer|
|2013||Black Veil Brides||Wretched and Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer||Certified Gold|
|2013||Makua Rothman||Sound Wave||A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2012||Papa Roach||The Connection||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2011||We Came as Romans||Understanding What We've Grown to Be||Producer/Mixer (deluxe edition)|
|2011||Panic! at the Disco||Vices & Virtues||Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer||Certified Gold|
|2010||Good Charlotte||Cardiology||Writer||Certified Gold|
|2007||The Used||Lies for the Liars||Producer/Engineer||Certified Gold|
|2007||Atreyu||Lead Sails Paper Anchor||Producer/Engineer||Certified Gold|
|2007||The Veronicas||Hook Me Up||Writer/Producer/Mixer||Certified 2× Platinum|
|2005||Hilary Duff||Most Wanted||Writer/Producer||Certified Platinum|
|2004||Ashlee Simpson||Autobiography||Writer||Certified 3× Platinum|
|2004||Good Charlotte||The Chronicles of Life and Death||Writer||Certified Platinum|
|2004||The Used||In Love and Death||Producer/Engineer/Mixer||Certified Platinum|
|2003||Story of the Year||Page Avenue||A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer||Certified Platinum|
|2003||The Used||Maybe Memories||Writer/Producer/Mixer||Certified Platinum|
|2002||Goldfinger||Open Your Eyes||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|2002||Good Charlotte||The Young and the Hopeless||Writer||Certified 3× Platinum|
|2002||The Used||The Used||A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer||Certified Platinum|
|1999||Goldfinger||Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live||Producer/Engineer/Mixer|
|1996||Reel Big Fish||Turn the Radio Off||A&R||Certified Gold|
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- Goldfinger (band) members
- 1967 births
- American animal rights activists
- American male singers
- Record producers from California
- American rock guitarists
- American male guitarists
- American rock singers
- Living people
- Punk rock record producers
- Guitarists from Los Angeles
- Electric Love Hogs members
- 20th-century American guitarists