Dating dj am
Throughout his early 20s, he struggled with drugs, depression and his weight, which reached 300 pounds in the mid-1990s.
In 1997, Goldstein said in interviews that he came close to killing himself.
Perhaps that’s because there’s less mythology to filter out: In 2009, the year he was found dead in his New York City apartment after overdosing on crack cocaine and prescription drugs, Adam Goldstein (a.k.a.
DJ AM) was one of the most famous DJs in the world, but he wasn’t quite a household name in the manner of Winehouse or Cobain.
DJ AM, in a May performance at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, said that after living through the drug abuse of his 20s and a 2008 plane crash he wanted to do something better with his life.
(Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) The celebrity disc jockey and Los Angeles club owner known as DJ AM was found dead in a New York City apartment Friday afternoon, his publicist Jenni Weinman said in a statement."The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear.
Travis Barker, Goldstein's frequent collaborator and partner in the hip-hop-rock duo TRV$DJAM, also survived the crash.
Goldstein was eventually sent to a juvenile rehab program, Straight Incorporated, that later became notorious for mistreating its patients.
traced the Nirvana frontman’s path from a cherubic toddler to a stringy-haired, strung-out icon of angst.
By juxtaposing musicians’ unhappy childhoods and self-destructive tendencies with their fierce musical genius, both films seem dubious about whether exceptional creativity and personal contentment can co-exist.(childhood trauma, addiction, tremendous musical dexterity), but somehow has a better grasp of its subject’s humanity than so many movies that have come before.
The movie posits that his love of mashups predicted our current attention-deprived, genre-busting internet culture, but his love of word play and manipulating hip-hop sounds also put him on the map as one of the first superstar DJs not playing electronic dance music. He got a million-dollar contract for a Vegas residency.
He guest-starred on The movie, via the friends and colleagues Kerslake interviews about Goldstein’s rise to fame and fortune, insists that he remained entirely down-to-earth and humble during this period, even while it’s splicing together images of him front row at a fashion show with Paris Hilton, or posing in front of a private jet.
All of the testimony seems genuine—Steve Aoki describes the free parties he set up with Goldstein as community service to the Los Angeles music scene that raised them, Diplo maintains that “he was always the guy that put new music first”—but it’s possibly beneficial to remember that the film was authorized by Goldstein’s estate.