Pat Smear

2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis Honoring David Geffen

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Birth Name: Georg Albert Ruthenberg

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 5, 1959

*father – German
*mother – African American, possibly Native American

Pat Smear is an American musician. He is a guitarist for rock band Foo Fighters. Other members of the band are/have been Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Rami Jaffee.

Pat also played for Germs and toured with Nirvana.

His father was German. His mother was African-American, and was also said to have Native American ancestry.

3 Responses

  1. cwm85 says:

    Wow thought he was like west european of something. Interesting.

  2. andrew says:

    in “Nirvana: True Story” by Everett True he is described as having Cherokee and German Jewish ancestry.

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