Pearl Jam/Dinosaur Jr. Producer Rick Parashar Dead at 50
Published Aug 17, 2014Rick Parashar, a rock producer involved with Seattle's mid-'90s alternative rock scene, has passed away. He died on August 14 at the age of 50.
The news comes from Northwest Music Scene [via Billboard]. The site spoke with his recording assistant Matthew Freeman, who confirmed that Parashar died from natural causes. Doctors found a blood clot in his leg that moved up to his heart.
Along with his brother Raj, Rick Parashar built London Bridge Studio in Seattle in 1985. He was responsible for producing records like Pearl Jam's Ten (on which he also played keyboard), Blind Melon's Blind Melon, Temple of the Dog's Temple of the Dog and Alice in Chains' Sap. He's also credited with producing Dinosaur Jr.'s "Whatever's Cool with Me."
Other artists Parashar workef with include Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Unwritten Law, Nickelback and 3 Doors Down.
Pearl Jam remembered Parashar with the following tweet:
RIP to Rick Parashar who worked on Ten and Temple of the Dog. Our condolences go out to Rick's friends and family. pic.twitter.com/cRhaqZrTf9— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) August 16, 2014