There have been plenty of musicians that have dated one another throughout history. However, one of the lesser-known musician couples might just be Godsmack’s Sully Erna and pop superstar Lady Gaga.
This was confirmed by Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin in an appearance on the 2020’d podcast. Larkin was asked whether the two were an item at one point. He responded, “Yeah, that’s true, and that’s not, I don’t think, a secret.”
Whether you were aware of this surprising fact or not, Larkin added, “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 also mentioned that this news may have flown under the radar for some due to the fact that Erna is an “East Coast guy” that doesn’t have high-profile girlfriends similar to fellow rockers Tommy Lee and Travis Barker.
Blabbermouth notes that when Godsmack released their single “Under Your Scars” in 2019, Erna shared a statement name-checking Gaga in reference to the ballad. He said, in part, “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 continued, “In the short amount of time we hung out, she made me realize that we all have these imperfections, these wounds that we carry (whether they’re physical or emotional) that cut so deep they can cripple us.”
“Under Your Scars” was the third single off of Godsmack’s seventh studio album, 2018’s When Legends Rise. The track topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in July 2019. It was the 10th Godsmack song to top that chart. The band has since scored two more chart-toppers: “Unforgettable” and “Surrender,” which is the lead single from the upcoming new album Lighting Up the Sky. That LP is due out on February 24 and is currently available for pre-order at Godsmack.com.