UFO are an English rock band that was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO have released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved major success in the late 1970s and early 1980s with several albums and singles in the UK and US Top 40 charts, and have sold over ten million records worldwide. UFO are considered one of the classic hard rock acts, and have influenced many notable rock bands, including Slayer, Testament, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Megadeth, Tesla, Dokken, Monster Magnet and Voivod. The band were ranked No. 84 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". Making Contact is the eleventh studio album by UFO the first album without founder bassist Pete Way and included the single “When It's Time to Rock”.