Pat Smear

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Pat Smear
Pat Smear - Foo Fighters - Rock am Ring 2018 (cropped).jpg
Smear performing in 2018
Background information
Birth nameGeorg Albert Ruthenberg
Born (1959-08-05) August 5, 1959 (age 61)
West Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, punk rock, hardcore punk, deathrock, grunge, post-grunge
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1976–present
LabelsWhat?, Slash, Geffen, Capitol
Associated actsGerms, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, The Birds of Satan, 45 Grave, The Adolescents, Belinda Carlisle, Paul McCartney

Georg Albert Ruthenberg (born August 5, 1959), better known by the stage name Pat Smear, is an American musician. He is best known as a rhythm guitarist of the rock band Foo Fighters. He has recorded five studio albums with the band.

Smear was a founding member of punk band the Germs.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mullen, Brendan (December 27, 2000). "Annihilation Man; How Darby Crash lost control. Of the Germs. Of Circle One. Everything". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2007.