We can’t believe it either.


Music legends Goldfinger, most well known for “Superman” and “99 Red Balloons,” revealed their fascinating formation story in a recent interview with lead vocalist John Feldmann from the band’s upcoming concert special.

The band are sharing a taped live show with fans, which will be played on AT&T AUDIENCE Network Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. AP got an exclusive look at the show, which is just a taste of the full hour-long concert.


In an interview for the concert, Feldmann discusses his upbringing and how music wasn’t accepted in his home.

“My parents did not allow any music in the house. My dad was a nuclear physicist, and when I started playing bass in a punk band, he was a little disappointed,” Feldmann says.

Feldmann also discloses he was kicked out high school and became a shoe salesman. While on the job, he was recognized for his work in a previous music project. Feldmann slipped his demo to the man, and he was offered a record deal the next day.


Feldmann also details how the band hold a Guinness World Record and admits of a few run-ins with the police.

“Goldfinger have always been about really letting go of relationships, or parents, or cops—I had some trouble with the cops,” he says.


Goldfinger have historically been known for their typical rock star behavior. In fact, the group got kicked off a Sex Pistols tour. The band encouraged their fans to throw things at the stage, covering it with food, trash and other objects. This forced Johnny Rotten to kick off the band who were too crazy even for him.

Goldfinger’s drummer Darrin Pfeiffer took matters into his own hands by taking a number two in the band’s catering. However, Pistols guitarist Steve Jones invited them back, and they toured the world together.


Beyond the concert, Goldfinger are also celebrating their album The Knife, which just reached its one-year anniversary. Embracing that same edge, Goldfinger are back with a new sound and batch of featured artists.

The Knife features vocals from blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, ONE OK ROCK’s Takahiro Moriuchi and 311’s Nick Hexumand. Mighty Mighty Bosstones guitarist Nate Albert can be heard strumming on “Get What I Need,” and twenty one pilots Josh Dun adds his drum style on “Orthodontist Girl.”

Feldmann is joined by MxPx’s Mike Herrera on bass, Story Of The Year’s Phil Sneed on guitar and blink-182’s Travis Barker on drums.


You can watch the full-length concert and hear more crazy Goldfinger stories this Friday at 9 p.m. The concert airs AT&T AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV on channel 239 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. The Knife is available for purchase here via Rise Records.



Rock Sound is excited to bring you the premiere for the brand new video from John Feldmann’s Goldfinger.

John Feldmann is the man behind some of the biggest bands in our scene right now. As the producer behind some massive albums from All Time LowONE OK ROCKSleeping With Sirens and more, it’s little wonder that his own musical project Goldfinger is as great as it is.

We’re delighted to be premiering ‘A Million Miles’ from Goldfinger’s 2017 album ‘The Knife’. The video captures the raw energy of the band’s live performance, and to be honest it has us super excited for seeing them this weekend at Slam Dunk.



Pretending I’m a Superman The Tony Hawk Game Story

yk4hgcmvfb40kmk0f8meA documentary about the Tony Hawk game franchise featuring the developers and skaters behind it.

The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series goes down in history as one of the most successful video game franchises ever. Pro Skater 2 is recognized as the second best video game of all time by Metacritic. The series impacted skateboarding and lifted the industry to an all time high. It inspired people to skate all across the globe. Pretending I’m a Superman examines the untold story of the team of developers and skaters that created the series and the cultural phenomenon that ensued.




Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair & Event Center – MusInk 2017 Festival (Outdoors)

OC Fair & Event Centre

12:00 PM
$35 Buy Tickets

W/ NOFX, Lagwagon, Bad Religion, The Vandals, The Used, Pennywise …

We are playing Travis Barker‘s 10th annual Musink Fest which takes place on March 17th, 18th & 19th at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA! A limited amount of Early Bird tickets go on sale this Wednesday, December 7th at 10am for only $35 a day and ONLY while supplies last! Get them while you can! For tickets, artists playing and more info visit http://musinkfest.com/ . Come out and celebrate 10 years of Musink with us!

Darrin is selling his drum boat! Previously used by the Pixies and guaranteed to include at least 1 half eaten Twinkie. 
Drum boat able to fit dull kit, cymbals and hardware for sale.
39″ deep x 27″ across 5″ long.

Once owned by THE PIXIES and GOLDFINGER.

In GREAT shape and lockable.

@Darrin99 on Twitter or email official@goldfingermusic.com for more details
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