Eric Scott Melvin (born July 9, 1966) is an American musician and the rhythm guitarist in the Californiapunk band NOFX. He has been in the band from its beginnings in the early 1980s to the present day. Though most recognized for his ability to play the guitar, Melvin can also play the accordion.
In the first episode of the NOFX world tour show on the Fuse TVNetwork, Mike "Fat Mike" Burkett said that "over the years I've gotten a lot better," implying that Melvin still continues to play at the same level he did when the band first started.
Melvin sings backup vocals on most NOFX songs and wrote guitar riffs on NOFX songs such as the intro for "Seeing Double at the Triple Rock." His vocal style is called the "Mel Yell."
The NOFX album White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean was originally going to be named White Trash, Two Kikes and a Spic (Melvin and Mike are both Jewish and Hefe is Hispanic) but Melvin's mother was offended and threatened to tell his grandfather, so they changed it.