Rick Parashar, Producer For Pearl Jam & Alice in Chains, Dies at 50

Rick Parashar

Veteran Seattle music producer Rick Parashar, who produced Peal Jam’s seminal 1991 album Ten, died of natural causes on Aug. 14. He was 50.

Parashar passed away from natural causes stemming from a pulmonary embolism in his lower extremities at his home in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, according to Northwest Music Scene.

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Parashar, who helped shape the Seattle music scene in the 1990s, co-founded the city’s London Bridge Studio with his brother Raj in 1985. During his career, Parashar worked with numerous Seattle artists, including Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, Brandi Carlile and My Goodness.  

In addition to producing Pearl Jam’s Ten, Parashar also played musical instruments on tracks “Black” and “Jeremy.” Pearl Jam remembered Parashar by tweeting a photo of the producer and offering condolences to his friends and family.

Outside of Seattle artists, Parashar also worked on projects for Blind Melon, Dinosaur Jr., Melissa Etheridge, Bon Jovi and Unwritten Law. In 2001, he produced 3 Doors Down's "Away From The Sun" and was nominated for a Grammy for Nickelback's "Silver Side Up.”