German rock 'n roll cover band The Baseballs are back with a brand new CD, Strings ’n’ Stripes, filled, with err...cover songs, done with the love of rock 'n roll sounds from the 50s and 60s. The first single, Candy Shop, in the original version by Rapper 50 Cent, is not so much Gangster in the Baseballs version, but is sweet as candy must be – and of course is the perfect music to dance into springtime. The history of The Baseballs began in 2008 in Berlin. Sam, Basti and Digger met by chance in a rundown studio and started doing cover versions of songs from the 50s and 60s. But soon they discovered the appeal of transforming modern songs into a rock ’n roll style, or in the band’s own words: “We take good songs and lead them to their true destiny”. The release of their debut CD Strike! in May 2009 turned everything upside down for the three young guys. The album scored major impact, in the following 18 months they toured almost non-stop throughout Europe, played hundreds of concerts, performed at festivals for enthusiastic audiences of thousands and received countless awards (among these the Emma Award in Finland for the best-selling album of the year) and along the way sold nearly one million albums. In recognition of their international success the band was presented the European Border Breakers Award 2011 as Europe’s most successful new band at the Eurosonic Festival in Holland in January 2011.