Rocker/Radio Personality Greg Kihn Publishes 'Painted Black,' His Latest Rock Historical Fiction
April 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM (PT)
Rock star-turned-Classic rock radio personality and author GREG KIHN has penned "Painted Black," a rock and roll historical fiction murder mystery surrounding the mysterious death of founder BRIAN JONES.
Returning in the novel is lead protagonist and hero Bobby Dingle, aka: Dust Bin Bob, from KIHN’s previous historical fiction, "Rubber Soul," which featured THE BEATLES.
Globetrotting through exotic locals from MARRAKECH to MOROCCO and LONDON to BALTIMORE, "Painted Black" features the iconic personalities of JOHN LENNON, MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS, JIMI HENDRIX, MARIANNE FAITHFULL, NOEL REDDING and NILS LOFGREN as integral and peripheral players surrounding the ultimately doomed BRIAN JONES. Download the first chapter free at NOISETRADE.COM here or order it here.
As a pioneering recording artist with MATTHEW KAUFMAN's legendary BESERKLEY RECORDS label, KIHN's chart-topping songs and MTV videos include "Jeopardy" and "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em Like That)." His performing career includes opening for the ROLLING STONES in OCTOBER 1981 on the TATOO YOU tour, and he still plays gigs to this day with son RY.
Breaking into radio in 1996 at ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS Classic Rock KUFX (98.5 K-FOX)/SAN JOSE, KIHN spent 17 years as the longest-reigning #1 Classic Rock radio morning man in the SAN FRANCISCO/SAN JOSE area until leaving in 2012, when he was inducted into the BAY AREA RADIO HALL OF FAME.