Pistoleros started out as Mill Avenue mainstays, The Chimeras.  The legendary Doug Hopkins - formerly of the Gin Blossoms - formed the group with Mark and Lawrence Zubia, Scott Andrews and Mark Riggs .The Chimeras quickly exploded on the local scene, but Riggs and Hopkins departed the group soon after.

Ultimately, Thomas Laufenberg and Gary Smith replaced Hopkins and Riggs and the crew forged onward landing major label deals with Hollywood Records and EMI Publishing.  Changing its moniker to Theā€¦

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