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Photo Gallery: Reinventing the King of Schlock
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Photo Gallery: Reinventing the King of Schlock

Crossover Crooner The Strange Comeback of Germany's Wannabe Johnny Cash

Famous German crooner Heino, 74, makes an unlikely rock star, but his new album of cover versions of hard rock, punk and hip-hop hits is breaking sales records. The comeback is a PR stunt, however, and Heino remains faithful to Schlager -- a perplexingly enduring genre of folk music in Germany.