As DJ AM continues to recover from second- and third-degree burns he suffered in last month's plane crash in South Carolina, his fellow DJs are making sure he's getting the kind of homecoming party he deserves.
Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki, Danny Masterson and Mix Master Mike are just some of AM's friends confirmed to perform at the Welcome Home DJ AM party, to be held October 14 at Avalon Hollywood. Tickets for the event are $20, and all proceeds will go to the memorial funds established in the names of the four people who were killed in the accident.
In a statement to People.com, event organizers said that AM (born Adam Goldstein) has been "a close friend ... for many years," and that the party is being organized not just as a fundraiser, but because his friends feel they "owe him a debt of gratitude that we can never repay, but we hope this helps just a bit."
The September 19 Learjet crash claimed the lives of four people, including Travis Barker's assistant, Chris Baker, and his security guard, Charles Still, as well as pilot Sarah Lemmon and co-pilot James Bland.
Both Barker and AM escaped the crash with burns and are expected to make a full recovery. Less than a week after the crash, AM was released from Georgia's M. Still Burn Center and returned home to Los Angeles. Barker was released from the same facility last week, and recently spoke to Us Weekly about the crash, telling the magazine that he is "thankful to be alive."
If you'd like more information on the memorial funds set up to benefit Chris Baker's and Charles Still's families, visit the Famous Stars and Straps Web site.