Do you know where Ken is? He’s in the jungle, baby!
Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Ryan Gosling as Ken in ‘Barbie’
“We hadn’t met before, we just went into the studio and talked about music,” Ronson said of Gosling. “As he started to get warmed up, I was like, ‘Oh my god, this guy is gonna murder this song.’ And of course he would. He’s Ken. Who would understand this song better than him.”
A year after they laid down the vocals, Ronson sent Gosling the finished track “with Slash on it and everybody” and the La La Land star was “psyched and satisfied.”
Well, yeah. Slash is on it. Why is Slash on it?
Turns out Slash is Ronson’s “all-time hero” and though he didn’t know him very well, “it never hurts to ask,” the Oscar-winner noted.
“I sent him the song and he was like, ‘This is a good song… cool, I’ll play on it,'” Ronson recalled. “He kills it, he plays the solo at the end and the rhythm parts. It’s wonderful.”
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