In a continued effort to promote the Equestria Girls brand, Hasbro Studios has spared no expense in garnering prolific talents to fulfill character roles and support production of the latest iteration of the IP, Rainbow Rocks. As announced below by Hasbro Studios, the notably-nonvocal background character, dubbed DJ PON-3 (or Vinyl Scratch), will be given speech by rock musician, Avril Lavigne (who has been a suspected fan of MLP and confirmed in the proceding quote). In addition, the soundtrack of the film will be supplemented by a song performed by Nickelback in collaboration with Lavigne.
“Hasbro Studios is happy to announce 8-time Grammy Award nominee Avril Lavigne as the voice of Fan-Favorite DJ-Pon3 in the upcoming film “Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks”. Lavigne is a Canadian rock-star, and voice actress, having previously voiced the character “Heather” in the 2006 Film “Over the Hedge”.
“I’ve been a fan of My Little Pony ever since I was a little girl,” Lavigne said, “I was so excited when I was offered the chance to play a rockstar in the new movie.”
Lavigne is married to Chad Kroeger, lead singwer of Canadian rock-sensation “Nickelback”. Nickelback has recorded a song for the film’s soundtrack, featuring a duet with Lavigne as DJ-Pon3.”