Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pearl Jam producer Rick Parashar dead at 50

Legendary Seattle music producer Rick Parashar passed away on August 14th at the age of 50.

Northwest Music Scene reports the King County Medical Examiner announced that the founder of London Bridge Studios died Thursday at his home in Queen Ann, Seattle, from natural causes. The coroner found a Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Venous Thrombosis of the Lower Extremity; a blood clot from his leg moved up to his heart.

Rick and his brother Raj founded and built London Bridge Studio in Seattle, WA, in 1985. Aside from composing and performing his own music, the producer also worked with and developed many local Seattle artists, including Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, My Goodness and many others.

Helmed by Rick’s production and recording services, London Bridge became the center of the Seattle music scene. His credits include multi-Platinum releases for Temple Of The Dog, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Blind Melon and Dinosaur Jr., in addition to projects for 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, Bon Jovi and others.

Rick also played piano, Fender Rhodes, organ and percussion on the Pearl Jam tracks “Black” and “Jeremy” as well as Temple Of A Dog’s “Call Me A Dog”, “All Night Thing”, and “Times Of Trouble.”

“RIP to Rick Parashar who worked on both Ten and Temple of the Dog,” posted Pearl Jam. “Our condolences go out to Rick's friends and family.”

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