Bruno Mars Covers Playboy April 2012

Posted Tuesday March 13, 2012 10:11 PM GMT

It's certainly a rare feat, but Bruno Mars has beat the odds by landing the cover of the April 2012 issue of Playboy magazine.

The 26-year-old "Lazy Song" singer has become just the tenth fella to adorn the men's magazine's front page as he's shown belting out a tune to Miss April Raquel Pomplun for the April Sex and Music issue - which is set to be released on Friday, March 16th.

Meanwhile, highlights from Bruno's interview are as follows:

On the musicians he looked up to growing up:
"Growing up in the showbiz world, I looked up to those guys: Frank Sinatra and of course Elvis Presley. My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era. If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you’ll see you had to be sharp onstage.”

On the musician he’d most like to work with if he could:
"Jimi Hendrix. I think he’s the greatest guitar player in the world, and I would want to see him do his thing in person. He’s the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place."

On his musics:
"My album is called Doo-Wops & Hooligans, but it’s not a 1950s ‘Earth Angel’ sound like you hear in Grease-type movies. I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It’s not superpoetic, it’s just from the heart."

Photo Credit: Playboy

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