Bruno Mars Covers Playboy Magazine’s 2012 “Sex & Music” Issue

Bruno Mars is the 10th man to cover Playboy Magazine in almost 60 years

Bruno Mars makes history as the 10th man to ever grace the cover of Playboy Magazine!

Appearing alongside playmate Raquel Pomplun on the cover of the almost 60-year-old magazine’s 2012 April “Sex & Music” Issue, Bruno Mars, 26, talks about his music, his influences and the one musician who he would most like to work with if he could.

On his music: “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.”

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.”

  • Dean_sabado

    This article on Bruno Mars is a lie. You guys are a lie. Who’s Bruno Mars? From Honolulu, Hawai’i on Playboy Magazine? That Playboy magazine on April 2012 ain’t real.