Slash and Wolfgang Van Halen Joined Ryan Gosling for “I’m Just Ken” Oscar Performance

Slash and Wolfgang Van Halen Joined Ryan Gosling for “I’m Just Ken” Oscar Performance | Society Of Rock Videos

Ryan Gosling took center stage at the Oscars, delivering a lively rendition of “I’m Just Ken” from the Barbie movie soundtrack, alongside surprise guests Slash and Wolfgang Van Halen.

The song, a nominee for Best Original Song, played a pivotal role in the film’s storyline, with Gosling’s character, Ken, taking the lead vocals. Accompanied by Slash on guitar, Foo Fighters drummer Josh Reese, and keyboardist Roger Manning, the performance electrified the audience and captured the essence of the movie.

In a nod to the film, the Oscars stage was filled with actors portraying various Kens, adding to the spectacle of the night. Reflecting on his involvement in the project, Van Halen expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to contribute his “mammoth guitar sound” to the film’s soundtrack.

The collaboration between Gosling, Slash, and Van Halen brought a moment of rock-inspired energy to the Oscars, earning thunderous applause from the crowd.

How Slash and Wolfgang Van Halen Joined the Project

Mark Ronson, the song’s producer, revealed his admiration for Slash and his bold move to approach the legendary guitarist for the project. With enthusiasm, Slash agreed to lend his talents to the track, delivering stellar solo and rhythmic contributions.

Similarly, Van Halen was eager to participate when Ronson reached out, excitedly adding his distinctive guitar sound to the mix. His soloing moments in the song added a unique flair, further enhancing the film’s musical landscape.

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