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DJ AM

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Adam Michael Goldstein (March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009) was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician better known as DJ AM. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, co-owner of a management company called Deckstar and worked on albums for Papa Roach and Will Smith, among others. He was a frequent collaborator with Travis Barker of Blink-182 and appeared on several television series. Goldstein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to an Arab Jewish family. As a child, he was verbally abused by his father, who Goldstein called "unbelievably cruel." His father abused drugs and alcohol and was sent to jail for committing bank fraud and later died due to complications from AIDS. Goldstein attended the elite Quaker school Friends' Central. Goldstein began taking drugs, so his mother placed him in a treatment center that specialized in “tough love". When Goldstein was 20-years-old, he started deejaying, which he had been obsessed with since seeing Herbie Hancock do the song "Rockit" at the 1983 Grammy Awards. During his early 20s, Goldstein also battled a drug addiction, specifically to crack cocaine. At one point, he attempted suicide but was unsuccessful when

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Nightclub Dispute in DJ AM Estate Case

Nightclub Dispute in DJ AM Estate Case

Michael Jackson isn't the only one who left debt behind -- allegedly. A creditor's claim was just filed in the estate of DJ AM.Loyal Pennings claims the estate owes him $566,666.66. According to… READ MORE >

DJ AM -- Shoe Gotta Be Kidding Me!

DJ AM -- Shoe Gotta Be Kidding Me!

DJ AM had more shoes than freakin' Imelda Marcos -- and now his homies have posted a bunch of his sought after sneakers on Ebay to raise money for the DJ AM Memorial Fund. The fund -- dedicated to… READ MORE >

- 1770 days ago
TMZ Live: Prejean's Solo Work, Dr. Murray & MJ

TMZ Live: Prejean's Solo Work, Dr. Murray & MJ

Harvey and Mike took your questions today on everything -- including Dr. Conrad Murray's baby bills and Janet Jackson blaming him for the death of her brother, Michael.Plus: Brock Lesnar's mystery… READ MORE >

- 1772 days ago
Settlement in DJ AM Plane Crash

Settlement in DJ AM Plane Crash

The family of the co-pilot who died in the South Carolina plane crash that DJ AM and Travis Barker survived just struck a settlement.James Bland's widow and 17-year-old daughter will get nearly… READ MORE >

- 1772 days ago
DJ AM -- Wrongful Death Suit Over Drugs

DJ AM -- Wrongful Death Suit Over Drugs

A pretty incredible twist in the death of DJ AM (aka Adam Goldstein) ... The company that chartered the plane carrying DJ AM that crashed in South Carolina is now being sued for wrongful death… READ MORE >

- 1775 days ago
TMZ Live: DJ AM Suit, Papa Lohan & The Heenes

TMZ Live: DJ AM Suit, Papa Lohan & The Heenes

Harvey and Mike answered your questions on anything this Friday the 13th -- including breaking news about DJ AM's wrongful death suit, the potential prison time Michael Lohan faces for releasing… READ MORE >

- 1775 days ago
DJ AM's Mom Gave 'Blessing' to Addiction Show

DJ AM's Mom Gave 'Blessing' to Addiction Show

It may have been hard for her to watch, but DJ AM's mother tells TMZ she gave her "blessing" to MTV to run the posthumous docu-drama about her son's battle with drug addiction. In a conversation… READ MORE >

- 1812 days ago
DJ AM's Estate: We Made a Mistake...

DJ AM's Estate: We Made a Mistake...

Paper work is always a bitch -- and now DJ AM's estate is correcting a minor error that accidentally made the guy out to be one hell of a real estate tycoon!It's all over papers filed in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 1815 days ago
MTV Will Air DJ AM's Addiction Documentary

MTV Will Air DJ AM's Addiction Documentary

MTV has decided they will air "Gone Too Far" -- the documentary series on young drug addicts that DJ AM finished just three days before he died from an accidental overdose.The network says they… READ MORE >

- 1815 days ago
Palms Casino Announces DJ AM's Replacement

Palms Casino Announces DJ AM's Replacement

Nearly a month after his death, the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has revealed who's taking over the turntables DJ AM once helmed -- DJ Z-Trip.The coveted Friday spot at Rain Nightclub at the… READ MORE >

- 1819 days ago

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