The Rolling Stones Star in Painted Black; 2015’s Most Anticipated Rock and Roll Historical Fiction Novel by Author, Rock Star & Radio Personality Greg Kihn

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In Greg Kihn’s sequel to his lauded 2013 Beatles novel Rubber Soul, Painted Black is a captivating, all-star murder mystery surrounding the death of founding Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones.

Author, Rocker and Radio Personality, Greg Kihn

Author, Rocker and Radio Personality, Greg Kihn

"There's no one more qualified to write a rock-and-roll novel than Greg Kihn. He's the real deal and at his Kihntillating best in this book." Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple

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Painted Black, 2015’s most anticipated Rock and Roll historical fiction murder mystery novel from pioneering thriller genre author, Rock Star, and San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area Classic Rock Radio Personality Greg Kihn, puts The Rolling Stones center stage as co-lead protagonists in a riveting and gripping page-turner about the mysterious death of founding guitarist Brian Jones; one of the most high profile musicians in Rock Music’s 27 Club. Returning in Painted Black is lead protagonist and hero Bobby Dingle, aka: Dust Bin Bob, from Kihn’s 2013 lauded historical fiction novel, RUBBER SOUL, which featured The Beatles.

Now 1969, three years after saving The Beatles from a potential assassination attempt by Marcos loyalists in Manila, Philippines during their 1966 world tour, Dust Bin Bob finds himself entangled in a headline-grabbing, celebrity-driven multiple murder mystery of international proportions. 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.

What was it that Brian saw in the reflection of the antique mirror he purchased and used for the esoteric art of mirror gazing that frightened him so much and ultimately sets the scene for his untimely death? Did house renovator, Frank Thorogood, who had been working on Brian’s home or his thuggish day laborers, kill him the day Jones fired him? Was it conspiracy to murder arranged between then Rolling Stones chauffeur and "fixer" Tom Keylock who had introduced Thorogood to Jones and who both believed a huge cash fortune was hidden in Jones’ house? Who is the nefarious Jimi Hendrix roadie, Skully, and sleazy drug dealer Acid King Leon who mysteriously ingratiate themselves into Jones’ inner circle?

You can’t always get what you want, and almost 50-years after-the-fact, Rolling Stones fans who can’t get no satisfaction to lend closure to this riveting mystery will be left shattered at the twists and turns right up to the very last page. Try it before you buy it! Download the first chapter FREE at at or order it at

About Greg Kihn: Called “Rock’s True Renaissance Man” by NBC, Greg Kihn’s career stretches from the dawn of punk and Indie Rock to the discos of the 80’s to the glory days of MTV, including a career high of the Greg Kihn Band opening for The Rolling Stones in October 1981 on the Tattoo You tour during their two night sold-out Seattle Kingdome concert stand, performing in front of 69,132 and 68,028 fans respectively. As a pioneering recording artist with the legendary Beserkley Records of the 1970’s and 1980’s with chart-topping songs and MTV videos for "Jeopardy" and "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em Like That)," Greg Kihn helped write the book on revolutionary west coast Rock and Roll. In the 90’s, Greg Kihn turned his attention to writing fiction and FM Radio. He published six novels, a handful of short stories in various anthologies, and edited a compilation of original fiction by famous musicians. His first novel in 1997, Horror Show, was nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. Breaking into FM Radio in 1996, Greg is recognized as the longest reigning #1 Classic Rock Radio morning man in the San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area serving 17-years behind the microphone. In September 2012 he was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. The Greg Kihn Band, (represented by Paradise Artists - with his son Ry Kihn on lead guitar, performs continuously in major markets throughout the USA.

For more information or to request a review copy of Painted Black, music and entertainment journalists and broadcasters may contact Christopher Buttner, contact info above. For more info:

Painted Black is published by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., NY, NY:

Painted Black: Paperback
Fiction: Mystery/Thriller
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62467-269-9
Trim: 5.25 x 8 Inches
Pages: 406
Price: $23.99 USD and CAD
Painted Black: eBook
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4976-6309-1
Price: $9.99 USD and CAD
Publication Date: April 7, 2015

Rubber Soul: Paperback
Fiction: Mystery/Thriller
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4976-6099-1
Trim: 6 x 9 Inches
Pages: 306
Price: $16.99 US and CAN
Rubber Soul: eBook
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4976-3752-8
Price: $9.99 US and CAN
Publication Date: Available Now

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