Although Mark Salling has covered everything from Kiss to Billy Joel on Glee, his original inspiration actually came from a classical composer. In a new webisode for his new album, 'Pipe Dreams,' the singer-songwriter reveals that he got into music because of Amadeus Mozart.
"I started playing music for really a kind of odd reason," Mark says. "I saw the movie Amadeus when I was about five years old and I wanted to be Mozart."
Not a bad guy to look up to! The classical genius inspired Mark to take piano lessons, but Mozart wasn't Mark's only influence. The Glee star says his older brother was instrumental in introducing him to all sorts of new music as a kid. In fact, he used his big bro's guitar to learn cover songs and found his love for performing through that.
Listen to Mark talk about his musical memories and get a sneak peek of his new song, 'Lone Ranger,' in the background of the video below. 'Pipe Dreams' will be available in stores and on iTunes on October 25