DJ AM Returns to Turntable Work for First Time Since Crash

DJ AM Returns to Turntable Work for First Time Since Crash
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10/16/2008 AT 03:55 PM EDT

DJ AM returned to the turntables for the first time since surviving a plane crash, spinning records Wednesday night at the grand re-opening of the landmark Hollywood Palladium in a show headlined by Jay-Z.

"DJ AM was fantastic, the best I've ever seen him, and the crowd was cheering so hard for him," said a concertgoer.

During the show, Jay-Z summoned the crowd to "Make some noise for DJ AM and Travis Barker" (Barker, also injured, did not attend the concert) and offered a quick "rest in peace" to the victims who died in the Sept. 19 Learjet crash. "We're going to party hard tonight for them," added Jay-Z.

The concert brought out a star-studded crowd of celebrities including Ellen Pompeo, Jonah Hill, 90210's Tristan Wilds, Ugly Betty's Freddy Rodriguez, Hayden Panettiere, Nicky Hilton and David Katzenberg, Donald Faison and girlfriend Cacee Cobb, Rodrigo Santoro, No Doubt's Tony Kanal, Will.I.Am, Michael Rapaport, Sanaa Lathan, Cheech Marin, and Wayans brothers Damon, Marlon and Shawn.

The audience went crazy when Jay-Z leaned in toward DJ AM – real name Adam Goldstein – who offered a quick mix of some of the artist's chart toppers, including his duet "Crazy In Love" with wife Beyoncé. Pompeo even had to take a seat after dancing so vigorously in the VIP balcony.

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