Uli Jon Roth in bizarre partnership with Smashing Pumpkins

We don't know about you but this seems like a very odd match to us: former Scorpions guitarist and bandana aficionado Uli Jon Roth will appear as special guest of the reunited (well, two of them) Smashing Pumpkins at two major festivals in Germany — 2 June at Rock am Ring in Nürburgring and 3 June at Rock im Park in Nürnberg. Uli will join the band during the encores and will guest on a couple of songs.

And Uli is on the go elsewhere too - this time with his former band. He'll appear as special guest of the Scorpions during their upcoming tours of France and England. The band will also headline the Sweden Rock Festival in June and a festival in Athens, Greece later that month with Roth on stage. Uli will play during a sizeable part of the set, performing mainly songs from the early Scopions days when he was in the band.

No Wind Of Change then - surely the greatest whistle riff of all time?