Pat Smear is a renowned American guitarist and songwriter who gained recognition as one of the founding members of the punk rock band Germs. He went on to achieve greater fame working with a number of bands, most notably the grunge band Nirvana and the rock band Foo Fighters. He is also known for his regular appearances on the MTV show House of Style during Cindy Crawford's years as host of the show.
He cites guitarist Brian May of Queen fame as one of the great influences in his life.
In 1980, his long-time friend, Darby Crash, who was the vocalist of the Germs, committed suicide by deliberately overdosing on heroine at the age of 22.
In 2009, he performed with the Foo Fighters for President Obama during the Fourth of July celebration at the White House.
is a famous American guitarist,
who was born on
August 5, 1959. As a person born on this date, Pat Smear is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 5) and the 71st most popular for the year (1959).
People born on August 5
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Pat Smear is the 539th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Pat Smear's birthday, Pat Smear is the 3581st most famous American and ranks 173rd in famous people born in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
In general, Pat Smear ranks as the 6456th
most popular famous person, and the 19th most popular guitarist of all time.
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