Exclusive Greg Kihn Interview on Rewind Up Close
Greg Kihn was once called by NBC “ Rock’s true renaissance man”. He was a key part of the revolutionary west coast rock and roll sound. And his first record label was the legendary Beserkley Records. He was also part of the glory days of MTV. He made appearances on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand. He is best known for his worldwide #1 hit “Jeopardy and “The Breakup Song” which Weird Al Yankovic parodied.
In the 90’s Greg became a fiction writer and published four novels, some short stories. He also launched a successful radio career hosting a top-rated morning show in San Jose. Greg was inducted into the San Jose Rock Hall of Fame in 2008. And The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2012. He released a new album on March 17, 2017, called “ Greg ReKIHNdled Band.
Rewind recently had a chance to talk to Greg about his career, new album, and what it was like to open for The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones.