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Blink-182 Pays Tribute To Their Friend

Well, I got the memo yesterday that most of you are sick of the DJ AM coverage on the site the past couple of days, and I get it: You don’t know who he was, you don’t care who he was and he died of a drug overdose. However, there has been a reason behind all of the stories I’ve posted and that’s because we are a celebrity gossip site. We cover celebrities and their actions and interests, and DJ AM was at the heart of many celebrities lives. He was a friend and a co-worker, a confidant and system of support. Many of the people we talk about here every day have been affected by his loss, and the news reflects that. So, I will burden you with one more post and then after that I’m done unless any major news breaks on the story.

Last night Blink-182 continued their reunion tour in Hartford, CT. The whole band, but most notably Travis Barker had an extremely strong bond with AM and the two not only shared work, but they survived a plane crash together. At one point during the show, the band’s frontman Mark Hoppus paid tribute to his friend and let the audience know how hard it was for them to play that night. He concluded his tribute by holding a moment of silence in honor of his friend, and then the band went right in to playing one of their more recent hits “Down”.

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“I am absolutely heartbroken. For those of us lucky enough to have known him, Adam radiated a contagious exuberance for life and also personified the very definition of a true friend. To say that he will be missed beyond words is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones.”

- Mandy Moore speaks out about the death of her ex-boyfriend, DJ AM.

Remembering DJ AM Through His Music

While Adam Goldstein was probably best known for his high-profile relationships with Mandy Moore and Nicole Richie, his passion was music and he was truly talented at what he did. It’s come to my attention that AM’s mixes may not be accessible or that well known by most, so a friend of AM’s sent me one of his Power 106 mixes (which is 120 minutes long in full) and I pulled a section of that and decided to post it here for those of you who are unfamiliar with exactly what kind of party he brought.

The music is eclectic, well-selected and blended to perfection. Sit back, listen and get a taste of why AM was loved by celebrities and average club-goers alike.