Barbie movie: Find out Guns N' Roses' guitarist Slash's unlikely connection to the film

11 July 2023, 13:09 | Updated: 25 July 2023, 13:41

Ryan Gosling is 'just Ken' in new musical Barbie trailer

By Jenny Mensah

The Guns N' Roses rocker features on the latest track to come from the much-anticipated Barbie film, which is performed by Ryan Gosling and co-written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.

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Slash features on a track for the new Barbie film entitled I'm Just Ken.

The Guns N' Roses axeman lends his guitar skills to a song, which was co-written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt and performed by Ryan Gosling- who stars as Ken in the the role.

Speaking to Variety about the collaboration, Ronson, who dubbed Slash his "all-time hero" revealed: “I sent him the song and he was like, ‘This is a good song' I didn't know Slash that well before this and he was like, 'Cool, I’ll play on it.’ And he was so cool and he killed it and he plays the solo at the end and the rhythm parts. It’s wonderful.”

Also on the track is the late Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang.

Watch a clip of Ryan Gosling performing the track courtesy of Warner Bros. above.

Slash and Ryan Gosling as Ken in the Barbie movie
Slash and Ryan Gosling as Ken in the Barbie movie. Picture: 1. Harry Durrant/Getty Images 2. Warner Bros.

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Taking to Twitter, the artist, DJ and producer wrote: "Beyond proud and excited to share "I'm Just Ken" - A song written by myself and @wyattish performed by the monster vocal talent of Ryan Gosling featuring @Slash".

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Also set to feature on the Barbie Soundtrack are the likes of Billie Eilish's What Was I Made For?, Dua Lipa's Dance The Night and Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice's collaboration Barbie World.

They join previously confirmed artists Dominic Haim, Fike, Gayke, Ava Max, PinkPantheress, Karol G and Lizzo.

The Barbie movie - which stars Margot Robbie in the titular role - is released in UK cinemas on 21st July 2023.

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