THE GREG KIHN BAND
Kihn left his hometown of Baltimore in 1971, where he learned how
to play guitar. On the streets of Berkeley, California, he
had dreams of making his fortune in the Golden Street. While
playing for spare change on Telegraph Avenue, he started a band
with his life-long musical partner Steve Wright. Soon they joined
up with Beserkley Records and started cranking out albums.
In 1976, after his debut on the compilation Beserkley
Chartbusters, he recorded his first album with his own band
consisting of Ronnie Dunbar (guitar), Steve Wright (bass), and
Larry Lynch (drums). After several albums and constant
touring, Kihn scored his first hit, 1981's Top 10 "The
Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" from the Rockihnroll
With a knack for throwing his name into the title of his albums --
Kihntinued (1982); Kihnspiracy (1983); Kihntageous (1984); and
Citizen Kihn (1985) -- Kihn recorded the No. 2 hit "Jeopardy"
in 1983, which received heavy MTV play with its mini horror video.
"Jeopardy" later served as the basis for a parody (I Lost on Jeopardy) by "Weird Al"
Kihn kept a relatively low profile throughout the '90s, releasing
Mutiny in 1994 and Horror Show in 1996. All the Right Reasons
followed in mid-2000.
Greg Kihn also became an author and has written a number of horror
novels. His most recent project is the release of his latest
book, "Carved in Rock", a collection of short
stories written by musicians such as Ray Manzarek (The Doors),
Pete Townsend (The Who) and Joan Jett.
Greg is also the #1 rated morning drive time jock for Clear
Channel's KFOX station (San Jose/San Francisco).
He also plays with his band, sometimes
accompanied by his son, Ry, who was, (prophetically, it seems)
named after Ry Cooder. Ry is an accomplished guitarist with
his own band, K2, as well.
Greg enjoys an immense loyal fan base from his
music days, which continues to grow through the many activities he
continues to pursue. By weaving his wealth of rock
knowledge, relationships with the Who's Who of rock stars, his own
personal rocker experiences, and his genuinely lovable personality
into his every endeavor, Greg is one of the few classic
rockers to have found success on and off the rock stage.