|Origin||Austin, Texas, United States|
|Genres||Rock, Latin, blues, Latin Rock, mariachi, ranchera, Tex-Mex|
|Labels||Rocket Racing Rebels|
|Del Castillo, Patricia Vonne, Salma Hayek, Tito Larriva, Nataly Pena|
Rick del Castillo
Mark del Castillo
Chingon was formed by film director Robert Rodriguez to record songs for his 2003 film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. They contributed to Mexico and Mariachis, a compilation album to Rodriguez' Mariachi Trilogy, and released their debut album, Mexican Spaghetti Western, in 2007. The band's name comes from a Mexican slang term, chingón, loosely but closely enough meaning "badass" and/or "the shit".
Chingon also contributed the song "Malagueña Salerosa" to Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 2 -- which Rodriguez scored -- and a live performance by the band was included on the film's DVD release. They also contributed to the soundtrack for his next film, a collaboration with Tarantino, Grindhouse, doing a cover of the film's opening theme, re-titling it "Cherry's Dance of Death". Rodríguez plays guitar in the band. The band has also made an appearance on "George Buys a Vow", an episode of the US sitcom George Lopez.
On December 12, 2015, Chingon performed as the house band for Lucha Underground during a Season Two taping. Rodriguez is an Executive Producer for the series and it airs on his network, El Rey Network.
When playing without Robert Rodriguez, the band is known as Del Castillo.
Guest artists include:
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