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John William Feldmann (born June 29, 1967) is an American musician and producer who is the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger. He is known as an animal rights advocate.[1]

Music Edit

Feldmann started playing music when he was 13, after hearing Mommy's Little Monster by Social Distortion. He moved to LA 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 from Orgy) were signed to Polygram in 1990 and put out one CD. Feldmann then 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 and have toured extensively throughout the world. According to his official website John holds a Guinness world record for his feat of performing 385 shows in 1996.

As an A&R representative for Warner Bros & Maverick Records, he has signed The Used, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, Goldfinger, Showoff, Unloco, Josephine Collective, City Sleeps, Story of the Year, Foxy Shazam and Mest.

He has also done production work/songwriting for The Cab, The Veronicas, Good Charlotte, Mest, The Used, Story of the Year, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Goldfinger, Showoff, The Matches, Atreyu, City Sleeps, Anthony Green, Josephine Collective, Lostprophets, Beat Union, Cute Is What We Aim For, Escape the Fate, Get Scared, After Midnight Project, No Motiv, Foxy Shazam, All Time Low, Allstar Weekend, Panic! at the Disco, Craig Owens, Boys Like Girls, Megan Joy, Jessica Lowndes, Plain White T's. He worked with Panic! at the Disco on their newest album, Vices & Virtues (2011), and recently worked on the song "Heroes" with Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low, which was released on their Dirty Work (2011) album. He also worked with Mandy Moore and Kelis.

Activism Edit

A vocal activist for animal and human rights, Feldmann is a vegan. Feldmann allegedly became a vegetarian after seeing the movie Babe at age 29. He usually has animal rights material to give out at Goldfinger shows. He often speaks on behalf of the animal welfare organisation PETA.

Feldmann appeared in the documentary film Behind The Mask. He also appears in Bold Native and Skin Trade.

Selected discographyEdit

Year Artist Album Label Credits Sales
2012 Black Veil Brides Untitled Lava Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2012 Papa Roach The Connection Eleven Seven Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2012 Heaven's Basement Untitled Red Bull Records Producer/Co-Writer/Mixer
2012 Blitz Kids Untitled Hassle Records Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2012 Escape the Fate TBA Eleven Seven Music Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
2012 King Blues Untitled Transmission Recordings Producer/Mixer/Writer
2012 The Used Vulnerable Hopeless Records Producer/Writer/Mixer #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 Unsigned Producer[2] 300,000 singles sold
2011 Attack Attack! Attack Attack! Deluxe edition Rise Records Producer, Co-writer[3][4]
2011 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I The Enemy Collective Sounds Producer/Arranger/Composer/Engineer
Mixing/Programming/Vocals[5]
2011 Get Scared Best Kind of Mess Universal Motown Writer/Producer/Engineer/Mixer
Composer/Programming/Vocals[6]
2011 Allstar Weekend All the Way Hollywood Producer/Mixer/Composer
2011 Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows D.R.U.G.S. Sire/Decaydance A&R/Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Vocals[7][8] 100,000 worldwide
2011 Panic! at the Disco Vices & Virtues Atlantic 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 Gold
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
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
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
2008 Josephine Collective We Are the Air Warner Bros. 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
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

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