Adam Michael Goldstein, known professionally as DJ AM, was an American disc jockey. Born in Philadelphia, Goldstein became interested in deejaying as a child after watching Herbie Hancock perform his 1983 single "Rockit". Goldstein developed a drug addiction as a teenager and was sent to the controversial rehabilitation center Straight, Incorporated. After he left the center, his drug problems became worse; he was addicted to crack cocaine for several years in his early twenties. After he attempted suicide in 1997, Goldstein became sober and later sponsored other addicts through Alcoholics Anonymous. Goldstein began deejaying in clubs in Los Angeles and joined the band Crazy Town in 1999. He left the group in 2001 and focused on a career as a solo DJ. After he began dating Nicole Richie in 2003, his career skyrocketed. In 2006, he accepted a $1 million contract to perform weekly at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas strip and was also charging upwards of $10,000 for private events.
|Birth name:||Adam Michael Goldstein|
|Also known as:||DJ AM|
|Born:||March 30, 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died:||August 28, 2009, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Associated acts:||Crazy Town, TRV$DJAM, Travis Barker, Samantha Ronson|
|Website:||DJ AM's Official site|
|Twitter:||DJ AM's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||DJ AM's IMDb|
About Adam Goldstein
Known as DJ AM. He collaborated with various artists including Travis Barker of Blink-182.
His interest in becoming a DJ was sparked when he saw a performance on the Grammy Awards by Herbie Hancock.
He worked on albums with Madonna, Will Smith, and Papa Roach.
He was in a documentary that was narrated by Blondie's Debbie Harry and was formerly a member of the rock band Crazy Town.
Information related to DJ AM
- http://djamdoc.com Official site
- http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=132025382 AP Obituary in The New York Times