John Feldmann

John Feldmann

Feldmann with his Martin acoustic at Foxy Studios
Background information
Also known as Feldy
Born (1967-06-29) June 29, 1967
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • drums
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts
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—6 million alone from 2011 to 2015—and is also the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger. He is an animal rights advocate.[1]


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.


A vocal activist for animal rights, Feldmann is a vegan.[2] Feldman allegedly 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 appeared in the documentary film Behind The Mask. He also appears in Bold Native and Skin Trade.

Selected discography

Year Artist Album Label Title Sales
2016 Blink-182 California BMG Producer/Co-Writer
#1 Album in 28 Countries
2016 Good Charlotte Youth Authority Kobalt Label Services Producer/Co-Writer
#1Album in Australia
2016 Biffy Clyro Ellipsis 14th Floor "Animal Style" Co-Producer/Co-writer
2015 Disturbed Immortalized Reprise / Warner Bros. Records "Open Your Eyes" and "What Are You Waiting For" Producer/Co-writer
2015 5 Seconds of Summer Sounds Good Feels Good Capitol Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
#1 iTunes Album 200,000 sold
2015 All Time Low Future Hearts Hopeless Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
#1 Album 12 Countries 200,000 sold worldwide
2015 Sleeping With Sirens Madness Epitaph Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
200,000 sold worldwide
2015 ONE OK ROCK 35XXXV Warner Bros. Records Producer/Mixer/Co-Writer
#1 Album Japan
2014 Avicii The Nights Universal Co-Writer #10 Billboard Dance Single, #6 UK Single, #1 UK Dance Single, 1,000,000 sold worldwide
2014 Stick to Your Guns Disobedient Sumerian Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer Capitol Writer/Producer/Mixer #1 billboard album (advance), 3,000,000 worldwide
2014 Beartooth Disgusting Red Bull Records Writer/A&R #1 Metal album
2014 Ballyhoo! Halo Right Coast Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 The Word Alive Real. Fearless Records Co-Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #3 iTunes metal album (advance),
2014 The Used Imaginary Enemy Hopeless Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #14 billboard album
2014 We Are the In Crowd Weird Kids Hopeless Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2014 Itch The Deep End Red Bull Records A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer Platinum in Australia
2014 Blitz Kids The Good Youth Red Bull Records A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer
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, 240,000 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"[3] 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[4] 100,000 worldwide / 2 top ten singles
2011 Attack Attack! Attack Attack! Deluxe Edition Rise Records Producer, Co-writer[5][6] 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[9][10] 100,000 worldwide
2011 Panic! at the Disco Vices & Virtues Fueled By Ramen 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
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. Records 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


  1. Keith, Shannon. Behind the Mask, Uncaged Films, 2006.
  2. Obert, Alex (August 22, 2014). "On The Line with John Feldmann of Goldfinger". Journey of a Frontman. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  3. "We Came As Romans Detail New Album "Tracing Back Roots"". The PRP. May 20, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  4. "Official Twitter of Alexander DeLeon". May 18, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  5. "Which tracks did Feldmann produce?". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  6. "Why'd you guys decide to record with John Feldman this time instead of Joey Sturgis?". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  7. "Am I the Enemy? - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus". AllMusic. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  8. "Best Kind of Mess - Get Scared". AllMusic. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  9. "Alternative Press | News | D.R.U.G.S. post first studio update". 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  10. "D.R.U.G.S. - Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows". AllMusic. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2011-09-11.

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