You may think you don't know him, but you totally do. The man has had a hand in some of the most important pop-punk (and pop, looking at you, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, and Mandy Moore) records of the last two decades, perfecting a millennial sound all-too familiar: Loud live drums, a focus on vocal performance, raw guitars and bass. He started as the frontman of the iconic '90s pop-punk band Goldfinger and has since produced everyone from Good Charlotte, The Used, Cute is What We Aim For, Circa Survive’s Anthony Green, Saosin, Four Year Strong, Plain White T's, Panic! at the Disco, Neon Trees, All Time Low, Escape the Fate…the list goes on and on.
BuzzFeed Music sat down with the pop-punk prodigy—you know, in between recording with up-and-coming girl group Sweet Suspense and Aussie dreamboats 5 Seconds of Summer—to hear tale of some of the biggest and most important bands and releases he's ever worked on.