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Pearl Jam, Nickelback Producer Rick Parashar Dead at 50

08/18/2014
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Rick Parashar, who is best known as the producer of several hit albums including Pearl Jam's "Ten" and Nickelback's "Silver Side Up," died late last week at the age of 50.

Parashar died last Thursday afternoon (August 14th) at his home in Queen Ann, Seattle, after a blood clot moved from his leg to his heart, according to the King County Medical Examiner, reports Northwest Music Scene.

In 1985, Parashar and his brother Raj founded the famed London Bridge Studio in Seattle, WA, which went on to play a significant role in the grunge explosion in the early 1990s.

Apart from being a studio owner, Parashar was also known for his record production, have worked on the previously mentioned smash hit albums from Pearl Jam and Nickelback, he also produced the Temple of the Dog album, Alice in Chains' "Sap" EP, Blind Melon's self-titled album, 3 Doors Down's "Away from the Sun," Unwritten Law's self-titled effort and also worked on Bon Jovi's "Have a Nice Day" album.

Unwritten Law posted the following tribute on their Facebook page, "A good friend and producer of the Unwritten Law self titled record died and instead of giving his bio I would like to say a few awesome things about him and his importance of Unwritten laws legacy. Personally he was my favorite producer and teacher of things of occult nature in my life. His love for Shannon hoon was big and I remember having long talks with him about life death and rebirth

"These things I will always keep private. But thank you rick I love you. So much a lot of things come to mind about him left and right write now. I know this he was definitely a member of unwritten law at that time. You can hear his voice after California sky if you listen close. I'm leaving this pic that was taken in the house we lived in during the recording. Rick and I decorated it and eventually used the magic board on 418. Rick is also responsible for our 7 pointed star logo. Later rick you are FOREVER alive"

Alice in Chains posted a photo of Parasher on their Facebook with the message, "Remembering Rick Parasher Today. Another good soul gone too soon. Our thoughts are with Raj and the rest of Rick's family..."

Pearl Jam wrote on their Facebook page on Saturday, "RIP to Rick Parashar who worked on both Ten and Temple of the Dog. Our condolences go out to Rick's friends and family."

Blind Mellon's Facebook page had this tribute, "We are deeply saddened to say goodbye to our friend and partner Rick Parashar. Rick was a gentle soul who was loved by all. We had A LOT of fun with Rick. He was instrumental to our early sound and a big part of our success."

Nickelback wrote on Sunday, "Very sad to hear about the passing of Rick Parashar. Our thoughts are with his family & loved ones. RIP Rick"

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