John Feldmann

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John Feldmann
Feldy martin.jpg
Feldmann with his Martin acoustic at Foxy Studios
Background information
Also known asFeldy
Born (1967-06-29) June 29, 1967 (age 51)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active1980–present
Associated acts

John William Feldmann (born June 29, 1967) is an American musician and producer. He is 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.[citation needed]

Feldmann formed Goldfinger in 1993 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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, Cute Is What We Aim For, Escape the Fate, 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, and Stick to Your Guns.[citation needed]

Feldmann is a former A&R Consultant for Red Bull Records. He has signed Itch and Beartooth. In 2016, John became the Vice President of A&R at BMG and also inked a publishing deal with the company to sign and develop new talent. While at BMG, John signed The Faim.[2]Today John runs A&R for Big Noise Collective[3]

In 2016, he produced the seventh studio album for Blink-182 titled California which landed both he and the band their first Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Album". Also in July 2017 John was awarded the "Influencer" Award at the Alt Press Music Awards (APMAs).[4]

Feldmann is currently working with 311, The Used, Andy Black, Blink-182, Dune Rats, Korn, New Politics, The Veronicas.[citation needed], and Ashley Tisdale

He has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Performance for his work with Fever 333 on Made An America.[citation needed]

John started a record label with former president of Vagrant Records and BMG Rights Jon Cohen, and philanthropist Nick Gross called Big Noise and have signed Ashley Tisdale, Half The Animal, Goldfinger, RØYLS, and New Politics.[5]

John started Back to the Beach Festival at Huntington State Beach with Travis Barker and Synergy Global Entertainment founder John Reese in 2018. With headliners Blink-182 the festival sold out in 2019.[6]

John is published by BMG for the world and managed by Lucas Keller and Nic Warner at Milk & Honey.[7]


Feldmann is a vegan and vocal activist for animal rights.[8] He became a vegetarian after seeing the movie Babe in 1995.[9] 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.[citation needed] Feldmann has appeared in the documentary films Behind The Mask and Skin Trade.[citation needed] He has also appeared in the film Bold Native.[citation needed]

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Role Achievements
Ashley Tisdale Love Me & Let Me Go Co-Producer/Co-Writer
Ashley Tisdale Voices In My Head Co-Producer/Co-Writer
Fever 333[10] Strength in Numb333rs Co-Producer/Co-Writer
2018 The Faim The Summer Is a Curse Producer/Co-Writer
Atreyu In Our Wake Producer/Co-Writer
State Champs Living Proof Co-Producer/Co-Writer
Godsmack When Legends Rise Co-Writer
Godsmack Every Part Of Me Co-Writer
The Fever 333 Made An America Co-Producer/Co-Writer
Mayday Parade Sunnyland Producer/Co-Writer
Black Veil Brides Vale Co-Producer/Co-Writer #1 Top Hard Rock

#14 Billboard 200

The Struts One Night Only Writer
Ded Mis•an•thrope Producer/Writer Top 10 Rock Radio
Goldfinger The Knife Producer/Writer
311 Mosaic Producer/Co-Writer Top 10 Alt Radio
One Ok Rock Ambitions Producer #1 Japan

#2 Top Hard Rock (Billboard)

2016 Blink-182 California Producer/Co-Writer RIAA Certified Gold

BPI Silver

#1 UK

#1 US, 1 US Alternative Albums, 1 US Rock Albums

Good Charlotte Youth Authority #1 Australia
Biffy Clyro Ellipsis "Animal Style" Co-Producer/Co-writer #1 in UK
Andy Black The Shadow Side Producer/Co-writer/Vocals
2015 Disturbed Immortalized "Open Your Eyes" and "What Are You Waiting For" Producer/Co-writer #1 Billboard

RIAA Platinum

5 Seconds of Summer Sounds Good Feels Good Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #1 in 37 Countries

Platinum Worldwide

All Time Low Future Hearts Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #1 UK

BPI Silver

Sleeping With Sirens Madness 200,000 copies sold
One Ok Rock 35XXXV #1 Japan

RIAJ Platinum

2014 Avicii The Nights Co-Writer 100,000 Copies sold
Stick to Your Guns Disobedient Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #1 Metal Album
5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer #1 8 Countries
Beartooth Disgusting Writer/A&R #2 UK Rock
The Used Imaginary Enemy Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #1 Billboard Independent
Itch The Deep End A&R/Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer Double Platinum
2013 Makua Rothman Sound Wave Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
One Ok Rock Jinsei×Boku= Mixer RIAJ Platinum
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #7 Billboard 200
We Came As Romans Tracing Back Roots"[11] Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #1 Top Hard Rock
Escape the Fate Ungrateful Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer #2 Top Hard Rock
2012 Papa Roach The Connection Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer #2 Hard Rock Albums
Megan & Liz Bad For Me
King Blues Long Live The Struggle Producer/Mixer/Writer
The Used Vulnerable #1 US Top Independent Album
2011 Hedley Storms Writer IFPI Platinum
All Time Low Dirty Work #6 Billboard 200

#1 Billboard Top Rock

The Cab Symphony Soldier Writer/Mixer/Producer[12] #9 Top Rock Album
Attack Attack! Attack Attack! (deluxe edition) Producer, Co-writer[13][14] #6 Rock Albums
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I The Enemy Producer/Arranger/Composer/Engineer
Get Scared Best Kind of Mess Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
Allstar Weekend All the Way Producer/Mixer/Composer
Panic! at the Disco Vices & Virtues Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer #2 Alternative Albums
2010 Allstar Weekend Suddenly Yours Producer/Mixer/Composer/Vocals/Bass
Good Charlotte Cardiology Writer ARIA Gold
Four Year Strong Enemy Of The World Mixer
Foxy Shazam Foxy Shazam A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Writer
Plain White T's Wonders of the Younger Writer
Neon Trees Habits
Saosin In Search of Solid Ground Writer/Producer/Engineer #4 US Billboard Alternative Albums
Hedley The Show Must Go Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer IFPI 2x Platinum
2008 Anthony Green Avalon Writer/Producer/Mixer
Goldfinger Hello Destiny... Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
Escape the Fate This War Is Ours Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer #2 US Top Independent Albums
Cute is What We Aim For Rotation
2007 The Veronicas Hook Me Up Writer/Producer/Mixer ARIA Platinum
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor Producer/Engineer RIAA Gold

#1 Rock Album

#1 Alternative Album

The Used Lies for the Liars Producer/Engineer #3 Canadian Album

#5 US Billboard

City Sleeps Not An Angel A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2006 The Matches Decomposer Co-Producer
2005 Mest Photographs Producer
Hilary Duff Most Wanted Writer/Producer #1 Billboard 200

#1 Canada

2004 The Used In Love and Death Producer/Engineer/Mixer RIAA Gold

BPI Silver

#6 Billboard

Good Charlotte The Chronicles of Life and Death Writer RIAA Platinum

ARIA Platinum

BPI Gold

Ashlee Simpson Autobiography
2003 The Used Maybe Memories Writer/Producer/Mixer
Goldfinger Open Your Eyes Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer 1 Millions Copies Sold
Mest self-titled Producer/Engineer/Mixer
Story of the Year Page Avenue A&R/Writer/Producer/Mixer RIAA Gold
2002 The Used The Used A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
Good Charlotte The Young and the Hopeless Writer RIAA 3x Platinum

BPI Platinum

IFPI 2x Platinum

Goldfinger Open Your Eyes A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer 1 Million Copies Sold
2001 Mest Destination Unknown Producer/Mixer
2000 Wasting Time A&R/Producer/Mixer
Goldfinger Stomping Ground Writer/Producer
1999 Showoff Showoff A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
Goldfinger Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live Producer/Engineer/Mixer
1997 Hang-Ups Writer/Producer
1996 Goldfinger 500,000 Copies Sold
Reel Big Fish Turn the Radio Off A&R 1 Million Copies Sold

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Keith, Shannon. Behind the Mask, Uncaged Films, 2006.
  2. ^ "BMG Signs Grammy-Nominated Blink-182 Producer John Feldmann To A&R/Publishing Deal". All Access. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Three Industry Vets Join Forces To Launch Big Noise Collective". All Access. July 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "APMAs Influencer Feldmann: "I was told I would never amount to anything and they were f***ing wrong"". 17 July 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Three Industry Vets Join Forces To Launch Big Noise Collective". All Access. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ Shanley, Patrick. "Back to the Beach Offers "Upbeat, Positive" Ska Fest Post-Coachella". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Milk + Honey Management Signs Producer/Songwriter John Feldmann". Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ Obert, Alex (August 22, 2014). "On The Line with John Feldmann of Goldfinger". Journey of a Frontman. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  9. ^ Friedman, David. "Take notice: Goldfinger's back". NewsTimes. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Fever 333", Wikipedia, 2019-04-24, retrieved 2019-05-01
  11. ^ "We Came As Romans Detail New Album "Tracing Back Roots"". The PRP. May 20, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "Official Twitter of Alexander DeLeon". May 18, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  13. ^ "Which tracks did Feldmann produce?". Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Am I the Enemy? - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus". AllMusic. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  16. ^ "Best Kind of Mess - Get Scared". AllMusic. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-09-11.

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