Heino (real name: Heinz Georg Kramm) is a German Volksmusik musician. He was born on 13.03.1938 in Düsseldorf.
Connection with Rammstein
In 2013 Heino released the album "Mit freundlichen Grüßen", on which he covered a lot of German songs in his typical Volksmusik style. He covered the Rammstein song "Sonne" for it. Eight months later a bonus version (called "Mit freundlichen Grüßen - jetzt erst recht") was released, which also contained the song "Amerika".
For the promotion of the album a little controversy was made. According to some news articles and interviews of Heino revealed, that Rammstein thought the cover version of "Sonne" was "horrible". The same day a news entry was made on the official Rammstein website, which declined these news. The words, which Rammstein should've said about the song were not said by any bandmember. The press called this a "Rockerkrieg" (rockstar war).
The band even later performed at the Wacken Open Air with Heino together.