Following in the steps of Ozzy Osbourne, Jessica Simpson, and, most recently, Justin Timberlake, DJ AM (a.k.a. Adam Goldstein) is poised to be the latest music industry personality with an MTV reality show.
Goldstein is no stranger to the reality TV circuit — he’s appeared on both Punk’d and The Simple Life. But this time around the circumstances are a bit more serious. Tentatively titled Gone Too Far, the new series is being billed as an intervention-style reality show that will see the celebrity DJ help to orchestrate “tough-love interventions” for young people whose lives have become unmanageable due to chemical dependency [via Hollywood Reporter].
And what qualifies Goldstein to help to facilitate these life-changing events? The DJ has had his own battles with drug addiction, as well as other heavy life-changing moments — including abuse by his father, a suicide attempt, and last year’s plane crash with Blink 182’s Travis Barker. The interventions will be led by an addiction specialist, and Goldstein will be present to lend a hand.
Meanwhile, DJ AM and Travis Barker, collectively known as TRVSDJAM, performed at this past weekend’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA. Check out SPIN.com photos from the festival here.