Alkaline Trio
Alkaline Trio

Alkaline Trio

About Alkaline Trio

The trio came up with the “Alkaline” part of their name while flipping through the dictionary, after agreeing that “it sounded cool.”

∙ Guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba’s parents are both Vietnam War veterans who met while in the service.
∙ The first Alkaline Trio album, Goddamnit!, was recorded in nine days for $900.
∙ Alkaline Trio’s influences include Social Distortion, Ramones, Green Day, The Clash, Buzzcocks, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Ministry, NOFX, and The Cure.
∙ “Mercy Me” and “Fall Victim,” from 2005’s Crimson, are featured in the cult classic racing game FlatOut 2.
∙ In 2015, blink-182 asked Matt Skiba to fill in for departed singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge, and he’s been with them ever since.
∙ Brooklyn’s legendary Vinnie’s Pizzeria developed a trio of vegan pizzas for Alkaline Trio, whose guitarist is a vegetarian.

  • ORIGIN
    Chicago, IL
  • FORMED
    1997

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