Lady Gaga Buys Back Her Early Recordings From Auction House

** CORRECTS BYLINE TO MATT SAYLES INSTEAD OF CHRIS PIZZELLO ** Lady Gaga arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Matt Sayles

Lady Gaga on Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

NEW YORK (CBS) Fans who were hoping to get their hands on early recordings Lady Gaga made when she was still known as Stefani Germanotta are out of luck.

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The auction house Gotta Have It! was selling the recordings online as part of a "Rock & Roll Pop Culture" event that was to have ended Friday, but on Thursday, it was announced that Gaga's management had bought the items for an undisclosed amount of money. The items were subsequently removed from the auction's website.

In a press release, the man who was selling the recordings, Gaga's former manager, Bob Leone, was described as being "very happy to be an instrumental part in bringing the music created by Stefani Germanotta back to its rightful owner."

The recordings included a never-released 2002 original demo, a CD from 2005 called "Stefani Germanotta Band," "Words," a 2006 CD called "Stefani: Red and Blue," and a DVD of a 2006 performance at the "On Stage Italian Artists" showcase.

  • Devon Thomas

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