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Barker-DJ AM Crash Plane Had Tire Trouble: NTSB

After underinflated tire ruptured, pilot couldn't stop plane

(Newser) - Underinflated tires played a role in the crash that injured Travis Barker and DJ AM and killed four others. National Transportation Safety Board officials announced today that the underinflation affected the Learjet’s stopping capability and said a tire burst during takeoff. The pilot reportedly decided, against training practices, to... More »

DJ AM Tribute Vid Hits the Net

(Newser) - While most footage of DJ AM’s memorial is still hush-hush, a tribute video from last week's service has hit the Internet, E! Online reports. The video, compiled by friends, shows the DJ behind his turntables with pals such as Jay-Z, Travis Barker, and Sam Ronson. It also shows him... More »

DJ AM Buried in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Friends and celebrity mourners including Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker attended a funeral for DJ AM today in Los Angeles, Us Weekly reports. The disc jockey, also known as Adam Goldstein, died last week at age 36, of an apparent drug overdose. The ceremony at Hillside Memorial Park, the area’s... More »

Travis Tweets on DJ AM: 'I'll Always Think of You'

Travis Barker and Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein had escaped plane crash together

(Newser) - Devastated Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker tweeted a message expressing his grief over the death of friend Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, vowing: "Every time I play the drums I'll think of you," reports People. "Rest in Peace, my brother." The pop-punk drummer survived a plane crash... More »

DJ AM Spins Suit Against Pilots

All other passengers already filed suits

(Newser) - DJ AM filed a lawsuit blaming the pilots and faulty equipment for the September plane crash in which he was severely burned, making him the final passenger on the plane to seek restitution, People reports. His suit names the estates of the pilots, who died in the crash, the charter... More »

Barker Blames Pilots, Tires for Plane Crash

Blink-182 drummer seeks $25K in suit for distress, lost earnings

(Newser) - Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker filed suit yesterday against companies linked to a plane crash he survived in September, People reports. The complaint, filed with the mother of a bodyguard who died in the crash, blames poor equipment and says "the pilots were either poorly trained and/or failed to... More »

Blink-182 Makes Up After Travis' Close Call

No onstage reunion yet, but they don't rule it out

(Newser) - The Blink-182 boys are hanging out again, ending a nearly 4-year hiatus after drummer Travis Barker dodged death in a fiery plane crash, E! reports. The trio met up for what vocalist Mark Hoppus calls “positive conversations,” deciding recent events trump the past. As for a reunion, “... More »

Barker: 'Thankful to Be Alive'

Wants to hold kids again, play drums

(Newser) - Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker says he's glad to be alive after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash last month. "My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so ... I'm just grateful to be here at all,” Barker told Us Weekly magazine... More »

'It Wasn't Their Time': Rockers' Escape Still Amazes

Barker, Goldstein were on fire when they emerged from the plane

(Newser) - Witnesses remain amazed that musician Travis Barker and DJ AM escaped with relatively light injuries from their burning Learjet. After sliding down the wing of the plane, Barker and Adam Goldstein (DJ's real name) had to jump on each other to put out the flames, the S.C. State reports.... More »

Doc: Rockers Will Recover From Crash

(Newser) - Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM are expected to fully recover from burns they suffered in a fiery South Carolina jet crash that killed the other four people aboard, their doctor said today. The two suffered second- and third-degree burns but had no other injuries... More »

Rock Star Jet Crash Kills 4, Injures 2

Blink-182 ex-drummer and DJ AM are in critical condition

(Newser) - Two music stars were the only survivors of a Learjet crash late last night, NBC reports. The small jet crashed while taking off from a South Carolina airport. Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, are in critical condition at a Georgia burn... More »

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