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Axl Rose is featured on a forthcoming Michael Schenker album featuring timeless UFO songs

Author Benedetta Baldin - 18.6.2024

Axl Rose, the leader of Guns N’ Roses, will feature on Michael Schenker‘s upcoming album, “My Years In UFO”. The album is scheduled for release on September 20th, but it is now available for pre-order on, even though it has not been formally announced. The album comprises new recordings of UFO songs from Schenker’s time with the band, and it has a cover that is roughly based on the artwork of UFO‘s legendary live album “Strangers in the Night”. Rose appears on the new rendition of the epic “Love To Love“, which was first heard on the 1977 “Lights Out” album. Other contributions to the song include Slash, a fellow member of Guns N’ Roses, Dee Snider, Steven Pearcy, Roger Glover of Deep Purple, and Biff Byford of Saxon.

The promo message on Amazon reads:

For the first time, Michael Schenker revisits his classic years with UFO. The Schenker era, from 1972 to 1978, is revered as the period when UFO achieved international success with hits like Doctor Doctor, Rock Bottom and Lights Out. In 2024, to celebrate the 50th anniversary, Schenker re-records 11 of his UFO hits from this era, featuring guest stars such as Axl Rose, Slash, and Dee Snider.

Rose’s vocal was recorded in June of last year in London during Guns N’ Roses‘ European tour, and Slash‘s vocals were recorded in Dusseldorf in the same month, according to the Facebook group Slash Addict. Other musicians on the album include Joe Lynn Turner, former Rainbow singer, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, Joey Tempest and John Norum of Europe, Carmine Appice, Erik Grönwall, former frontman of Skid Row, Jeff Scott Soto, Kai Hansen of Helloween, and Adrian Vandenberg, former member of Whitesnake. Complete track listing is provided below. 

  1. Natural Thing (Dee Snider and Joel Hoekstra)
  2. Only You Can Rock Me (Joey Tempest and Roger Glover)
  3. Doctor, Doctor (Joe Lynn Turner and Carmine Appice)
  4. Mother Mary (Slash and Erik Grönwall)
  5. This Kids (Biff Byford)
  6. Love To Love (Axl Rose)
  7. Lights Out (Jeff Scott Soto and John Norum)
  8. Rock Bottom (Kai Hansen)
  9. Too Hot to Handle (Joe Lynn Turner, Adrian Vandenberg and Carmine Appice)
  10. Let It Roll (Michael Voss)
  11. Shoot, Shoot (Stephen Pearcy)