Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin recently revealed the truth about the band frontman Sully Erna reportedly dating Lady Gaga.
Shannon Lurkin talks about the matter
During a new appearance on the “2020’d” podcast, Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin was asked if it’s true that the band’s frontman Sully Erna once dated pop superstar Lady Gaga. He responded: “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.”
As for why Erna hasn’t publicly disclosed that he was once romantically involved with Lady Gaga, Larkin said: “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 their rock star-ism is more David Lee Roth than — I don’t know — Eddie Vedder,” Shannon explained. “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.
“So, did her date her? Yeah,” Larkin repeated. “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.”
Godsmack ‘s new album, “Lighting Up The Sky”, will arrive on February 24 via BMG.