Travis Barker, like many famous musicians, took to social media to remember his friend DJ AM, calling the late artist his “brother.” The two worked together as a duo called TRV$DJAM, and were also the sole survivors of a 2008 plane crash.
DJ AM died of a drug overdose in 2009. He first came to fame as a member of the band Crazytown but rose to prominence as an open-format DJ on the front lines of the mid-aught electronic revolution. As a weekly resident of the Las Vegas strip (long before it was a popular destination for the game’s biggest names), his genreless approach to blending hip-hop, dance, pop and rock helped fuel the engine that would explode into the EDM movement.
See the drummer’s rememberance via his Instagram story below.