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This was Slash's reaction to hearing “I'm Just Ken” for the first time

Atlantic Records/Warner Bros. Entertainment/Mattel

While the soundtrack to the hit Barbie movie features mostly pop and alternative artists, the Ryan Gosling-sung song “I’m Just Ken” brings the rock thanks to guitar from Slash and Wolfgang Van Halen. Speaking with ABC Audio, the album’s co-producer Mark Ronson shares that he knew Slash would be perfect for “I’m Just Ken,” but didn’t think that getting the Guns N’ Roses shredder would be a possibility.. ...Read Full Story

Billy Corgan talks his Disney love for ABC holiday specials

ABC/Disney Parks

As previously reported, The Smashing Pumpkins are performing on two ABC holiday specials, the first of which, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, premiered over Thanksgiving weekend. While that kind of show may not be an expected venue to see the “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” rockers, Billy Corgan is actually a big Disney fan.. ...Read Full Story