Rammstein and OOMPH! on 'The forbidden album' of HeinoPosted on 24/01/13
(Via DJ Wildhoney) - We posted earlier that the 74-year old German singer Heino wanted to release a new album with covers and today the German newspaper Bild posted the news that this album, called "Mit freundlichen Grussen - Das verbotene Album", will be released on 1 February 2013 via Starwatch Entertainment (distributed by Sony).
Pop, rock, metal and even hip-hop songs are all covered by the German schlager-star who sold more than 50 million CD's in his career so far. However, the concerned bands seem not to be all that happy with it at all since they all refused to give their permission. Most of the artists can legally not do much against it because the license-rights of the songs are in hands of GEMA which represents the copyrights of more than 64,000 members (composers, lyricists, and music publishers) in Germany, as well as over 2 million copyright holders all over the world.
The only thing the bands can be sure of is that Heino must perform the songs in their original way and may not change anything on them or he can be sued for it.
Heino doesn't seem to be all too concerned about it. About the song "Sonne" from Rammstein Heino says: "A really nice piece of folk music. The colleagues have certainly talent for popular texts." Heino-manager Jan Mewes adds: "Die Aerzte will claim a six-figure compensation lawsuit, if the already produced music video of "Junge" (in Heino's version) will be published." Heino (in Bild magazine): "For years one has laughed with my person - now I want to show the young people what can be made of their songs."
Well, the least we can say is that Heino has a new rocking logo nowadays!
- Junge (Die Aerzte)
- Haus Am See (Peter Fox)
- Ein Kompliment (Sportfreunde Stiller)
- Augen Auf! (OOMPH!)
- Sonne (Rammstein)
- Gewinner (Clueso)
- Liebes Lied (Absolute Gewinner)
- Leuchtturm (Nena)
- Vogel Der Nacht (D.J. Oetzi)
- Mfg (Die Fantastischen Vier)
- Kling Klang (Keimzeit)
- Willenlos (Westernhagen)
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Posted by B. Van Isacker
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