Rick Parashar, Pearl Jam ‘Ten’/Temple of the Dog Producer, Dead at 50
By Brian Ives
The producer reportedly passed away Aug. 14. A message on his official website reads “Rest Peacefully Rick/December 13, 1963 – August 2014.”
Northwest Music Scene posted that the King County Medical Examiner reported that Parashar died at his home in Queen Ann, Seattle, Wash., from natural causes and that Parashar’s assistant Matthew Freeman confirmed that information.
Parashar and his brother Raj founded Seattle’s London Bridge Studios in 1985. The studio was, at one point, the center of the city’s burgeoning scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
RIP to Rick Parashar who worked on Ten and Temple of the Dog. Our condolences go out to Rick's friends and family. http://t.co/cRhaqZrTf9—
Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) August 16, 2014
Besides Ten and Temple of the Dog, Parashar also produced Alice In Chains‘ Sap in 1992. In subsequent years, he also worked with a number of other bands influenced by his early productions, including Blind Melon, Nickelback and 3 Doors Down, as well as other big names including Melissa Etheridge and Bon Jovi.