Matthew Thomas "Matt" Skiba (born February 24, 1976) is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his role as the co-lead vocalist and guitarist of the bands Alkaline Trio and Blink-182. Skiba began performing with Blink-182 in March 2015 following the second departure of founding guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge and later became an official member in July 2015; he appears on the band’s seventh album, California, which was released on July 1, 2016, as well as the deluxe edition of the album, which was released on May 19, 2017. Skiba has also recorded and performed solo and with his side-projects, Heavens and The Hell. In 2012, he released a solo album, Babylon, with his backing band The Sekrets. A second album, Kuts, was released on June 1, 2015.