Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains producer Rick Parashar dies at age 50

The producer died August 14th at his home in Seattle

Rick Parashar, owner of London Bridge Studio who also helped shape the Seattle grunge sound by working with Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and many others, has passed away at the age of 50.

According to Northwest Music Scene, Parashar’s assistant, Matthew Freeman, has confirmed that the Seattle music legend died Thursday (August 14th) afternoon at his home in Queen Ann, Seattle from natural causes. The King County Medical Examiner reports that a Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Venous Thrombosis of the Lower Extremity was found and that a blood clot from his leg moved up to his heart.

Parashar and his brother Raj founded and built London Bridge Studio in Seattle in 1985 where they composed their own music and developed and worked with Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Brandi Carlile, My Goodness and many others. The studio became the center of the Seattle music scene with multi-platinum releases by Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Blind Melon and Dinosaur Jr.

Parashar also branched outside of Seattle to produce 3 Doors Down’s mult-platinum Away From The Sun and was nominated for a Grammy for Nickelback’s Silver Side Up which has sold in excess of six million copies.

Parasher’s other producing credits also include Melissa Etheridge’s Lucky in 2004 and Bon Jovi’s Have A Nice Day in 2005.

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Parashar’s family during this difficult time.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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