We mourn the passing of music legend and icon Ric Ocasek. Ric was a true creative force, both as an artist with The Cars and also as a renowned producer. Vlado had the honor and pleasure of working with him on Weezer’s “The Green Album” (produced by Ric Ocasek) and also on the final album released by The Cars, “Move Like This” (produced by Jacknife Lee & Ric Ocasek; mixed by Rich Costey). Vlado remembers, “I admired Ric very much for his work with The Cars and also for his production of “The Green Album”, one of my favorite projects. When we worked together on “Move Like This”, Ric came to the studio and we hit it off right away. We had in common a love of Czechoslovakia, which is my home country … it was a pleasure to spend the day with him. So sad to hear of this loss. My sincere condolences to his family.” Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.