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Pat Smear

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Before discovering punk rock, guitarist Pat Smear found God. Delivered Georg Ruthenberg in LA, CA, on August 5, 1959, Smear went abroad at age 13 to become listed on a Jesus commune. Smear after that attended an educational system for youths who have been ostracized by general public education. One of is own classmates was vocalist Darby Crash, with whom he created the Bacteria in the past due ’70s. Also including Lorna Doom (bass) and Don Bolles (drums), the Bacteria became probably one of the most important punk organizations to emerge from L.A.’s underground picture. However, Crash passed away from a heroin overdose in 1980, abruptly closing the Bacteria’ incendiary presence. Within the ’80s, Smear started landing little parts in Television shows like Potato chips and films such as for example Knife Runner, Howard the Duck, and Breakin’. Smear released his 1st solo recording, Ruthensmear, on SST Information in 1987; he documented the follow-up, AND THAT MEANS YOU Fell deeply in love with a Musician, in 1992. A 12 months later on, Smear was asked from the Crimson Warm Chili Peppers to displace guitarist John Frusciante; nevertheless, he switched them down. Rather, Smear toured as an associate of Nirvana, creating a close companionship with frontman Kurt Cobain and his wife Courtney Like. Smear briefly became a member of previous Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl’s music group the Foo Fighters, playing around the group’s 1997 recording THE COLOR and the form. Smear may possibly not be as familiar as his previous bandmates, but he’s a punk icon. Sonic Youngsters paid homage to him within the chorus of “Screaming Skull”; furthermore, Grohl idolized him as a teenager. Balancing his musical efforts with performing, Smear is seen within the video clips for Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” no Doubt’s “Don’t Speak.” Furthermore, he was frequently presented on MTV’s Home of Style.

Quick Facts


Full Name Pat Smear
Date Of Birth August 5, 1959
Height 1.84 m
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
Music Groups Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Germs, Meat Puppets, Adolescents, Redd Kross, 45 Grave
Music Songs The Sky Is a Neighborhood, The Pretender, Run, Everlong, Best of You, Learn To Fly, Walk, These Days, My Hero, Times like These, All My Life, The Line, Something from Nothing, Monkey Wrench, In the Clear, Big Me, Long Road to Ruin, Breakout, The Feast and the Famine, Walking After You, The Neverending Sigh, Rope, Saint Cecilia, Iron Rooster, Arlandria, Cut Me Some Slack, I'll Stick Around, Stranger Things Have Happened, Wheels, Resolve, Sunday Rain, The One
Albums Ruthensmear, So You Fell in Love with a Musician..., In Utero, The Colour and the Shape, Concrete and Gold, Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways, Wasting Light, Meat Puppets II, The Best of Nirvana, Adolescents, Rat Farm, Too High to Die, Up on the Sun, Grunge Is Dead, Meat Puppets Live, Meat Puppets, Third Eye, Sleep in Safety, Saint Cecilia, Lexicon Devil, Songs from the Laundry Room, No Strings Attached, What We Do Is Secret
Movies Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium, The Decline of Western Civilization
TV Shows Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20th Century Women 2016 writer: "Media Blitz" - as Georg Ruthenberg
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Concert for Valor 2014 TV Special writer: "My Hero"
Late Show with David Letterman 2011-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video writer: "My Hero"
Sound City 2013 Documentary performer: "The Man That Never Was", "Your Wife Is Calling", "Cut Me Some Slack" / writer: "The Man That Never Was", "Cut Me Some Slack"
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Real Steel 2011 writer: "Miss the Misery"
Somewhere 2010 writer: "My Hero"
The Other Guys 2010 writer: "My Hero" - as Georg Ruthenberg
Guitar Hero II 2006 Video Game writer: "MONKEY WRENCH"
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession 2004 TV Movie documentary writer: "Manimal" - as George Ruthenberg
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004 Video Game writer: "Lexicon Devil" - as Georg Ruthenberg
Not Another Teen Movie 2001 writer: "My Hero"
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 2 2000 Video writer: "My Hero" - as Pat Smears
Gran Turismo 2 1999 Video Game writer: "My Hero"
Varsity Blues 1999 writer: "My Hero"
Suburbia 1983 writer: "No God"
Cruising 1980 writer: "Lions Share"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Citizen Tania 1989 Cinque (as Pat Ruthensmear)
The Book of Manson 1989 Jimi Hendrix (as Pat Ruthensmear)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Punk's Not Dead 2007 Documentary additional thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio 1's Big Weekend Norwich 2015 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself / Himself - Interviewee
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest: Foo Fighters
Sonic Highways 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Guitarist, Foo Fighters (segment "Foo Fighters")
Late Show with David Letterman 2011-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter / Himself - Foo Fighters: Guitar
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 2014 Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
Sound City 2013 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 2012 TV Series Himself
SXSW Flashback 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary Himself
Foo Fighters: White Limo 2011 Short Himself
Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium 2008 Video documentary
The Pikme-Up 2006 Documentary
Special 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Punk: Attitude 2005 Documentary Himself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003 Video Himself (segment "Everlong") (uncredited)
Free Tibet 1998 Documentary Himself (Foo Fighters)
Kurt & Courtney 1998 Documentary Himself
House of Style 1997 TV Series Himself - Host
Foo Fighters: Everlong 1997 Video short Himself
The Rodman World Tour 1996 TV Series Himself
No Doubt: Don't Speak 1996 Video short Himself
Unplugged 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
The Decline of Western Civilization 1981 Documentary Guitarist, The Germs

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Guitarist, Foo Fighters (segment "Foo Fighters")
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary Himself
House of Style: Music, Models and MTV 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pearl Jam Twenty 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
When Rock Goes Acoustic 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hit So Hard 2011 Documentary Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - Accused / Himself - Foo Fighters
Rage: 20 Years of Punk Rock West Coast Style 2001 Documentary Himself
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself

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