DJ AM and Travis Barker Play the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards
He had recently collaborated with Travis Barker of Blink-182 and +44 in several performances, including the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
On December 1, 2008, TV Guide reported that DJ AM would make his first appearance with Travis Barker since the two survived the plane crash. The duo performed at New Year's Nation's Los Angeles 2008 New Year's Eve Party at The Wiltern. Their performance was streamed live on the Internet via New Year's Nation's official site, and was broadcast at other New Year's Nation parties across the U.S. Before the gig Barker told press, "I'm ready to get back onstage with AM and continue to rock the house. I'm very excited to bring in the New Year in my hometown of L.A."
DJ AM and Travis Barker performed small interludes consisting of remixes of past hits throughout the show, as well as teaming up with Katy Perry, The Ting Tings and Lupe Fiasco to perform their own singles and MTV classics from the past 25 years.
* Katy Perry — "Like a Virgin"/"I Kissed a Girl"
* The Ting Tings — "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
* LL Cool J — "Going Back to Cali"
* Lupe Fiasco — "Superstar" (featuring Matthew Santos)
* Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite