Buzz Bites (8/28/2009): R.I.P. DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) — You Will Be Missed.

+ Sad news at this hour: DJ AM was found dead in his NYC apartment this afternoon, apparently of a drug overdose. From everything we’ve heard, he was a really nice guy all around and will be sorely missed. (MTV News)

+ Country music darling Carrie Underwood reminded us all why we like her so much, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of instruments to her high school alma mater. (People)

+ Pop star Miley Cyrus performed her new single “Party In The U.S.A.” to a max-capacity crowd at the TODAY show in NYC this morning, holdin’ on to those high notes for dear life (but managing to let go of the stripper pole this time around). (E! Online)

+ Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo admitted to Rolling Stone this week that their debut single “Undone – The Sweater Song” was a complete rip-off (intentionally or otherwise) of a Metallica song. (Rolling Stone)

+ For those of us longing for the old Mariah Carey and wondering why she’s been peddling s%*# for the last few years, lady is BACK with her new cover of Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is.” (Neon Limelight)

+ What do you do if you’re Lindsay Lohan and a store who loaned you two million dollars worth of jewelry comes a’knockin’ for it? You say your safe was STOLEN, of course. HEY! It’s a recession!! Gotta be frugal! (The Superficial)

+ Noel Gallagher quit Oasis last night? Via his blog? (NME)