Rockers Pearl Jam have paid tribute to the producer behind their iconic debut album Ten. Rick Parashar, 50, passed away on Thursday (14Aug14) at his home in Seattle, Washington after suffering a fatal blood clot, and his death has sent shockwaves across the music industry.
The stars of Pearl Jam have now offered up a moving tribute to their former collaborator, posting a picture of him on their website and across social media along with the message, "RIP to Rick Parashar who worked on Ten and (Eddie Vedder's pre-Pearl Jam band) Temple of the Dog. Our condolences go out to Rick's friends and family."
Parashar also worked with rockers Alice In Chains, who posted a snap on their own website, adding, "Remembering Rick Parashar today. Another good soul gone too soon. Our thoughts are with... the rest of the family."
Another of the producer's famous acts, Nickelback, also offered up a tribute to their late pal, writing in a post on Twitter.com, "Very sad to hear about the passing of Rick Parashar. Our thoughts are with his family & loved ones. RIP Rick."
Rocker Deryck Whibley has finally been granted permission to remove his ex-wife Avril Lavigne's last name from his official documents five years after their split. The Sum 41 star changed his name to Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley after the pair married in 2006. They went on to split in 2009, and divorce a year later (10), but the musician only filed a petition to legally remove her name in 2013.
A Los Angeles judge granted the request in court on Thursday (12Jun14), according to TMZ.com.
Lavigne wed Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger last year (13), while Whibley is currently engaged to Ariana Cooper.
The name change comes as Whibley is recovering from a near-fatal health scare earlier this year (14), when his liver and kidneys collapsed after years of heavy drinking.
Canadian rockers Nickelback banned producers behind Jonah Hill's new comedy 22 Jump Street from using their music during a drug hallucination scene. The actor reveals he had the How You Remind Me hitmakers' songs blasting out from a stereo onset to help him get into character as he pretended to be under the influence during shooting, but the band refused to grant movie bosses permission to keep the tunes in the film.
Hill admits he has no idea why Nickelback objected to the request, but he wants fans to keep their music in mind while watching the scene because it'll make the sequence "way more awesome than weird".
Hill adds, "We specifically chose the music of Nickelback to play during my sequence, and they wouldn't let us use it...
"It's me having a complete drug trip to a Nickelback song, which I find hilarious, and they said no, so just imagine it with your minds and stuff."
Country star Miranda Lambert once hurled moonshine all over Canadian rocker Chad Kroeger after he pestered her to join him for a drink in a Nashville, Tennessee bar. The singer's husband Blake Shelton reveals the Gunpowder & Lead star took offence to something the Nickelback frontman said to her and left him drenched in alcohol.
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "People always try to pop off or call her bluff at bars... He tried to get her to drink some moonshine, and she said no. He was drunk, and I can't remember what he said to her, but she grabbed that jar out of his hand and threw it on him.
"So then me and him ended up getting into it."
Kroeger is now married to Avril Lavigne after tying the knot last year (13).
Punk pop star Avril Lavigne has reached out to her ex-husband Deryck Whibley to offer her support after he went public with news of a recent hospital stay to treat years of alcohol abuse. The Sum 41 rocker shocked fans on Friday (16May14) by revealing his liver and kidneys had collapsed following years of heavy drinking.
Lavigne has since pledged her support for Whibley via Twitter.com. Taking to the website on Saturday (17May14), she wrote, "Spoke to @Sum41 Deryck today. I am so proud of him. He is family to me and always will be. #StayStrongDeryck." Whibley, who has been warned that one more taste of alcohol could kill him, was photographed for the first time since his big reveal on Monday (19May14).
He looked extremely frail and thin as he was helped to walk around a Los Angeles neighbourhood by his fiancee Jocelyn Aguilar and a friend. Lavigne was married to Whibley for four years before their divorce in 2010. She is now wed to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger after tying the knot last year (13).
Avril Lavigne's Hello Kitty obsession is quickly taking over her house - she has filled three rooms full of cute memorabilia. The pop punk has been collecting soft toys and keepsakes of the Japanese bobtail cat cartoon from her travels around the world for years, but she's struggling to contain her vast collection and she's starting to feel sorry for her new husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
She tells U.S. talk show host Katie Couric, "Chad has been so kind because... one room turned into two rooms and now I'm working on a third, literally I have three Hello Kitty rooms and I just turned the office into pink everywhere..."
The couple wed in July (13) after a whirlwind romance.
Deryck Whibley is on a mission to recoup his birth name - the singer took ex-wife Avril Lavigne's name when they wed in 2006 and now he wants rid of it. The Sum 41 frontman decided to legally change his name to Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley when he tied the knot with the pop singer, but now, three years after their divorce, Whibley is finally getting around to changing his name.
He recently filed a petition in a Los Angeles County Court to drop 'Lavigne' and go back to his birth name, according to TMZ.com.
Meanwhile, Lavigne has moved past their broken marriage at a quicker pace - she exchanged vows with Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger in July (13).
Canadian rock band Nickelback's greatest hits have been transformed into lullabies for the latest version of Rockabye Baby!, a series of albums which take popular rock bands' tracks and turns them into soft instrumental music to lull babies to sleep. The Nickelback version contains 12 songs, including How You Remind Me, Hero and Lullaby.
If you've ever wondered what a seven-foot melodramatic clown with a 'voice like Tom Jones' performing the hell out of Lorde's "Royals" would look and sound like, then wonder no more!For Scott Bradlee, the man behind genre-crossing cover specialists Postmodern Jukebox, decided that Halloween would be the perfect time to upload their rather unique rendition of the New Zealander's anti-consumerist anthem onto YouTube.Anyone scarred for life after watching the adaptation of Stephen King's IT should probably give it a miss. But those without an understandable fear of red-nosed circus entertainers can now enjoy the spectacle of a super-tall and super-sad one named Puddles belting out the US number one while accompanied by a three-piece backing band and two equally solemn backing singers.It's the latest in a long line of enjoyably quirky interpretations from the collective, who have previously transformed Miley Cyrus' twerk anthem, "We Can't Stop," into a slice of 50s doo-wop, given Nickelback's post-grunge anthem "How You Remind Me" a Motown makeover and turned the sleazy funk of Robin Thicke's ubiquitous "Blurred Lines" into a bluegrass barn dance hoedown.But even those who don't suffer from coulrophobia would acknowledge that it's definitely the creepiest.
Married singers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger avoid drinking alcohol and partying in nightclubs when they are apart in an effort to avoid temptation. The pop stars, who wed in July (13) after a whirlwind romance, have imposed strict rules on themselves as they prepare to head out on separate tours this winter (13), because they don't want to risk damaging the close bond they have shared since striking up a relationship in February, 2012.
Lavigne tells People magazine, "We don't go more than two weeks without seeing each other", while Nickelback frontman Kroeger says, "And we don't drink when we're apart... We don't want to go anywhere that you're asking for trouble."
However, the Sk8er Boi hitmaker admits the club ban can be a downer when she's ready to continue partying after a gig.
She confesses, "It sucks! But when you've got something special, you can't be careless with it."
Her rocker beau adds, "This is something we want to cherish and protect."
Kroeger insists they are happiest together, spending time alone at their home in Ontario, Canada, and, although they are keen to start a family, it won't be in the immediate future.
He says, "We both want (kids). We just need to find a time we're both at home to get around to it", and Lavigne chips in, "With this crazy lifestyle, you relish the time you can be quiet."