Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash talked about what persuaded him to perform for the ‘Barbie’ movie during a recent conversation with Brooke Marsden.
When the host asked if he really played on the ‘Barbie’ soundtrack, the musician replied:
“Yeah, I did. I played on the Ken song. It was Mark Ronson. He wrote and produced music for that, and he called me up and said I would play on something. And I was like, ‘For Mark, I would do anything.’ I wouldn’t mind, so I just said, ‘Yeah, what have you got?’ And so he sent me a demo. It was the kid song, and I was like, ‘Huh.’”
Detailing how the rest of the process worked, Slash noted:
“And he goes, ‘Well, it’s for the ‘Barbie’ movie,’ and whatnot. So I said okay. It was funny because he sent it to me as a demo, and I started working on it as a demo, and then he started introducing real drums to it and other changes. So all of a sudden, I had to trash what I did already and do it again, and it actually was one of those one-offs that took a little bit longer than I had expected it to take, but it was fun to do it for Mark, and it’s actually a pretty funny song.”
Marsden then stepped in and said she was surprised it was a really good song. The guitarist added:
“Yeah, Mark’s great, but when I first heard it, it was sort of out of context. He was like, ‘What is this?’ [laughing]”
Then, when the host said his solo in it was beautiful, Slash replied:
“Yeah, I think it came out pretty cool.”
Brooke also wanted to learn whether the rocker had seen the movie, and he revealed:
“No, I haven’t seen it yet.”
You can watch his full interview below.