Feldmann with his Martin acoustic at Foxy Studios
|Also known as||Feldy|
|Born||June 29, 1967|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|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.
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.
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.
A vocal activist for animal rights, Feldmann is a vegan. 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.
|2016||Good Charlotte||Youth Authority||Kobalt Label Services||Producer/Co-Writer|| |
|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|
|2015||All Time Low||Future Hearts||Hopeless Records||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||Sleeping With Sirens||Madness||Epitaph Records||Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer|
|2015||ONE OK ROCK||35XXXV||Warner Bros. Records||Producer/Mixer/Co-Writer|
|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"||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||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||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||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|
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