Fidelman began his career as the guitarist and songwriter for Warner Brothers hard rock band Rhino Bucket, featured in the Wayne’s World soundtrack before launching his career as a producer, engineer and mixer, finding an early mentor in Rick Rubin. Their notable projects together range from The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Johnny Cash, The Gossip, and Adele.
Fidelman’s well-known productions include Slipknot’s #1 Album .5 The Gray Chapter, Slayer’s World Painted Blood (American), and Metallica & Lou Reed’s Lulu (Warner Bros). As a mixer, Fidelman’s work includes Red Hot Chili Peppers’ I’m With You (Warner Brothers), Johnny Cash’s Unearthed (American), Kid Rock’s Born Free (Atlantic), Neil Diamond’s 12 Songs (EMI), The Gossip’s Music For Men (Columbia) and many more.
Recently Fidelman produced, engineered and mixed Metallica’s #1 Album Hardwired To Self-Destruct (Blackened) which received two 2018 Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song as well as Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner). He continues to be closely involved on all Metallica projects including mixing their live recordings and producing and mixing the band’s recent S&M2 live shows with the San Francisco Symphony.
*Credit Key: P ? Producer, E ? Engineer, M ? Mixer
*Credit Key: P – Producer, E – Engineer, M – Mixer, W – Writer