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While maybe not a “Bad Romance,” news that Godsmack frontman Sully Erna apparently dated Lady Gaga is certainly surprising.

That revelation comes from drummer Shannon Larkin, who tells the 2020’d podcast that Erna and the pop superstar had a “brief thing.”

“That’s not, I don’t think, a secret, I don’t think Sully would bum out if people knew he dated Lady Gaga,” Larkin says. “I mean, she’s hot, and she’s mega talented.”

As for why the relationship wasn’t highly publicized, Larkin muses that Erna has a different type of personality than, say, Travis Barker or Tommy Lee, who “have public girlfriends that are super famous, too.”

“Sully’s an East Coast guy,” Larkin says. “[Los Angeles] bands and West Coast dudes, they’re flashier, maybe.”

Larkin adds that nobody really knew about Erna and Gaga dating except for his friends and bandmates.

“It was a brief thing,” Larkin says.

Erna, by the way, previously gave credit to Gaga for helping to inspire Godsmack’s 2018 song “Under Your Scars.”

“This song came to me shortly after I had spent some quality time with someone who I consider a dear friend, and have grown to admire and respect as one of the smartest and most talented artists today, Stefani Germanotta, who most of you may know as Lady Gaga,” Erna said at the time.

Erna also complimented Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl halftime performance as “one of the best [Super Bowl] performances I’ve ever seen.”

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