Rick Parashar Dies
GRAMMY-nominated producer Rick Parashar died Aug. 14 of natural causes stemming from a pulmonary embolism. He was 50. Parashar, who is often credited with helping shape Seattle's music scene in the '90s, co-founded the city's London Bridge Studio in 1985 with his brother Raj. Parashar worked with a number of Seattle-based artists, including Alice In Chains, Temple Of The Dog and Brandi Carlile, as well as Melissa Etheridge, Blind Melon and Bon Jovi, among others. In 1991 he co-produced Pearl Jam's critically-acclaimed album Ten. Parashar earned a Record Of The Year GRAMMY nomination for 2002 for co-producing Nickelback's No. 1 hit "How You Remind Me" featured on Silver Side Up.