The Tempe, Arizona-based roots-rockers the Pistoleros comprised frontman Lawrence Zubia, his guitarist brother Mark, guitarist Thomas Laufenberg, bassist Scott Andrews and drummer Gary Smith. The sons of a mariachi musican, the Zubias first emerged as members of the Chimeras, which also included the ill-fated future Gin Blossoms guitarist Douglas Hopkins; "My Guardian Angel," originally written by Hopkins, later surfaced on the Pistoleros' 1997 debut Hang on to Nothing, which also featured songwriting contributions from the Jayhawks' Gary Louris, the Smithereens' Pat DiNizio and Radney Foster. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi