Back in 1985 in Seattle, WA in the United States, Rick and his brother Raj opened “London Bridge” studios in Seattle and helped define a generation with the albums that were recorded in their studio and that Rick produced. Parashar moulded the sounds of Temple of the Dog’s self-titled and Pearl Jam’s “Ten” in 1991 as well as Alice in Chains’ “Sap” in 1992 and Blind Melon’s debut release “Blind Melon” also in ’92. In addition to producing, the talented Parashar also played organ and percussion on a number of Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam tracks, including “Times of Trouble” and “Black”, respectively.
Rick Parashar’s contribution to music production continued through the decades with his work on Bon Jovi’s “Have a Nice Day” in 2005, Melissa Ethridge’s “Lucky” in 2004, Nickelback’s “Silver Side Up” in 2001 and Three Doors Down’s “Away from the Sun” in 2002. Chris Henderson, the lead guitarist for Three Doors Down paid tribute to Parashar in a tweet saying that he “will be sadly missed”.