No joking around; this is absolutely true, for one of Erna’s bandmates has recently confirmed that the musicians used to be a couple.
During a recent conversation with the 2020’d podcast, Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin was asked about a rumor regarding Erna and Lady Gaga having once dated.
In response to this, the drummer says the rumor is true. Per Larkin (all quotes transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“Yeah, that’s true. And that’s not, I don’t think, a secret. I don’t think Sully would bum out if people knew he dated Lady Gaga. I mean, she’s hot, and she’s mega talented. ”
Larkin is then asked why Erna has not publicly shared his past involvement with Lady Gaga, to which the drummer says:
“He’s not Tommy Lee or whatever, or whoever the guy is now… What I mean by that is — Travis Barker, Tommy Lee, whatever — is dudes that have public girlfriends that are super famous too. But they’re different than Sully. Sully’s an East Coast guy. He’s like me, Tony [Rombola, Godsmack guitarist] and Robbie [Merrill, Godsmack bassist] — we’re East Coast dudes.
“L.A. bands and West Coast dudes, they’re flashier, maybe, and they’re rock stars and there’s more David Lee Roth than — I don’t know — Eddie Vedder. You know what I mean? We’re more Eddie Vedder, even though we’re East Coast. We’re probably even flashier than Eddie. He’ll show up in an army jacket. You don’t even recognize him. ‘Oh my God. That’s Eddie Vedder.’ So we’re in between them and the dudes with the flashy girls on their arms.”
Larkin goes on to add:
“So, did her date her? Yeah. But did he ever tell anyone? No — except for his friends and us. The band, we knew… It was a brief thing, by the way.”
Holy shit that is surreal to hear! What do you make of this rumor being confirmed? Can you imagine Erna and Lady Gaga being a couple?