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DJ AM biography

Date of birth : 1973-03-30
Date of death : 2009-08-28
Birthplace : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-25
Credited as : Dj and remixer, musician, Crazu Town

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DJ AM was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician. 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, Madonna and Will Smith, among others. He was a frequent collaborator with Travis Barker of Blink-182 and appeared on several television series.

Adam Michael Goldstein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a 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 1984 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 the gun did not go off. Shortly thereafter, he became sober, began attending AA meetings and dedicated himself to working as a DJ. "By then, I was booking jobs at every major club and had started to gain a following," he told Glamour magazine. He lost more than 60 pounds and began Deejaying for celebrity parties and night clubs After getting clean, DJ AM was sober for more than 11 years and was held up as a positive example for the recovery process.

He began dating actress Nicole Richie in 2003 and announced their engagement in February 2005. However, the couple broke up in late 2006. "The one thing that stands out about Adam is that I can be myself," Richie said after the breakup. After his breakup with Richie, Goldstein dated singer-actress Mandy Moore. He was in a relationship with fashion model Hayley Wood at the time of his death. He was good friends with Steve Aoki, Jesse F. Keeler, Cory Kennedy, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Samantha Ronson, Melissa Betancur, aka. LunazStarr, John Mayer, Scott Caan, DJ Unkle Sam, Travis Barker and Kevin Scott.

Albums:
Samantha Ronson & DJ AM - Challah (2003)
Samantha Ronson & DJ AM - Challah Back (2003)

With Crazy Town:
Crazy Town - The Gift of Game (1999)

Remixes:
Three 6 Mafia - "Stay Fly" (DJ AM Remix) (2007)
Ashlee Simpson - "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)" (DJ AM and Eli Escobar Remix) (2008)
Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire" (Team Canada Blend/DJ AM Edit) (2008)
Weezer - "Troublemaker" (DJ AM and Eli Escobar Remix) (2008)
The Guru Josh Project - "Infinity" (Final Mashup Mix) (2008)
Chris Cornell - "Part of Me" (DJ AM Remix) (2008)
AutoErotique - "Gladiator" (Steve Aoki VS. DJ AM Remix) (2009)
Bell Biv DeVoe - "Poison" vs. Beastie Boys - "Intergalactic" (Produced and mixed by DJ AM) (2009)

Television and film appearances:

2009 : Downtown Calling
2010 : Iron Man 2
2005-2007 : The Simple Life
2005 : Punk'd
2006 : Entourage ; The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2009 : Gone Too Far

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