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Trailerpark Rockstar are an American hard rock band from Southern California. Formed in 2011, the band is comprised of founder, lead guitarist and chief songwriter Eric Zane Idol, vocalist/lyricist Cory Mitchell, bassist Rich Varville, and drummer James Raub.
Recently, Trailerpark Rockstar has released the first video off their self titled debut record for the song "Long Time Coming" garnering rave reviews! The first single has been getting airplay in San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas among many online radio stations. The band has served as opening act for Kill Devil Hill, Lynch Mob, Adema, HURT, among others; headlined San Diego BayFair, San Diego’s largest civic event; and many local events including joint efforts with Toys for Tots and San Diego Food Bank charities.
The band's primary influences include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ozzy, Pantera, AC/DC, Allman Brothers Band, David Alan Coe, Johnny Cash, Motley Crue, and Nickleback according to Idol and Varville. Mitchell has cited the poetic stylings of Jim Morrison as his primary influence while crafting his own distinctive lyrics. Although, his powerful vocal delivery has been more associated with the likes of Rob Zombie and Corey Taylor.
Fans of Trailerpark Rockstar often compare the band to Texas rock legends Pantera. Not as much for the sound of the band but the undeniable personal connection the band has with their fans.