Finnish rockers HIM struggled while recording their new album DARK LIGHT - their Los Angeles mansion was overrun with topless centrefolds.

The group rented a live-in recording studio only to discover that their fellow tenant was Playboy magazine.

Frontman VILLE VALO says, "I was doing my backing vocals and watching, like, a sea of breasts outside.

"It was good fun for the moment, but our balcony was filled with people setting up lights, and it's not easy to have naked people running about when you want to concentrate and do an album."