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More Updates on the DJ AM/Travis Barker Plane Crash

First off, rumors that they were on that Learjet so that Travis’ assistant could be present for the birth of his child are false.

Says a publicist for the duo in a statement:

“Both Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein (DJ AM) are in critical but stable condition and are being treated at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia after surviving a plane crash late last night in Columbia, South Carolina. The hospital will issue a statement with an update on their condition at 9:00 am eastern time tomorrow. Due to the nature of the injuries and the evolving course of treatment no further information on their condition is available at this time. The accident claimed the lives of four people on board, two of whom, Chris Baker (Lil Chris) and Charles Stills (Che), were close friends of the injured. On behalf of Travis Barker and DJ AM, deepest sympathy is expressed to the loved ones of all who perished in the crash. As the two recuperate and mourn this loss, privacy for them, their families, and friends is requested at this time.”

This is all so awful.

Somehow I just can’t bring myself to post the latest photos from the Emmy swag lounges and write pithy comments about them in the face of shit like this. It’s never fun to be reminded how suddenly your whole life can be turned upside-down through no fault of your own.

Things’ll be back to normal by tomorrow night, I suppose. But summer ended in Seattle today, and it’s dark, cold and rainy and something’s changed tangibly, and all I want to do tonight is curl up in bed with my puppy and my cats.

DJ AM and Travis Barker in Serious Condition After Plane Crash

Holy shit.

DJ AM and Travis Barker appear to be the sole survivors of a plane crash in South Carolina late last night. They are both in critical condition at a South Carolina hospital.

Officials said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway and crashed through antennas and a fence. It came to rest on an embankment across a five-lane highway and was engulfed in flames, said Debbie Hersman, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, were in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta, Ga., about 75 miles southwest of Columbia, hospital spokeswoman Beth Frits said.

Two other passengers — Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, Calif., and Charles Still, 25, of Los Angeles — died, as did pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, Calif., and co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, according to the county coroner. Baker was an assistant to Barker and Still was a security guard for the musician.

According to reports, Travis Barker has been burned from the waist down, but he is expected to survive the plane crash. DJ AM’s face was severely burned and is being tended to right now.

Our prayers go out to both of them and their families. This is just horrible.

Wanna Hear the New Bond Theme? (Hint: You Don’t)

It’s called “Another Way to Die.” It was written and produced by Jack White, and performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys, after studio execs realized that Amy Winehouse was, essentially, unemployable.

It’s … um … weird. And by “weird” I mean it still probably would have been better if Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse had done it, even if Amy had smoked, like, a mattress full of crack beforehand. In fact, I kind of feel cracked out just listening to it. It’s unsettling. It makes me want to twitch and rearrange furniture and then scratch at my face a lot.

Listen here.