Pat SmearPat Smear
, born Georg Ruthenberg, is a rock
guitarist. He was a member of the 1970s punk rock
band The Germs
, and toured with Nirvana
on its final tour in 1993
Smear joined the Foo Fighters in 1994 and recorded guitar parts for the album The Colour and the Shape. He left the band in September 1997.
Smear renamed himself after learning about pap smears in high school, claiming they were the most disgusting thing he had ever heard of.