Sub Pop Founder Diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Co-founder of Sub Pop Records, Jonathan Poneman, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a degenerative nervous system disease. However, Poneman, who helped push bands such as Nirvana and The Shins to success, said he is “truly grateful to the disease” because it helped him rediscover his love for “life and its precious elements,” according to Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur.

Poneman, who also made The Postal Service and Soundgarden famous, is working on a free music festival for Sub Pop’s 25th anniversary in Seattle on July 13.