Suketo “Kato” Khandwala, who worked with The Pretty Reckless, Paramore and My Chemical Romance as a producer, engineer, mixer and songwriter, died April 25 following a motorcycle accident in North Hollywood, Calif. He was 47.
Among the other acts Khandwala worked with were Pop Evil, Pierce the Veil, Breaking Benjamin and Blondie. He reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 2014 with The Pretty Reckless’ “Heaven Knows” as well as this March with “Waking Lions” by Pop Evil.
Khandwala also held an A&R position at Razor & Tie Records and was signed as a songwriter to Green & Bloom/BMG.