Greg Kihn is the front man for The Greg Kihn Band, which released several singles and albums that made the charts in the early 1980s. The best known songs by the Greg Kihn Band are "The Breakup Song " (1981) and 1983's #2 smash "Jeopardy". The latter was spoofed by "Weird Al" Yankovic as "I Lost on Jeopardy" on Yankovic's album Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D.
Kihn currently is the morning DJ at San Jose, California classic rock radio station KUFX-FM (promotional name 98.5 KFOX). As part of Dial Global Radio Networks, he syndicates a show on many Classic Rock radio stations nationwide. He also does the late night show on classic rock radio station WKGO (promotional name go106.com) in Cumberland, Maryland.
Since 2001, The Greg Kihn Band has been one of the opening acts at the annual Kihncert, which is organized by KFOX.
Greg's son Ry Kihn (named for guitarist Ry Cooder) sometimes plays with his father's band, as well as a band of his own, Big Fun USA. He also has a daughter, who once sang Christmas carols on his radio show.
Greg Kihn was inducted into the San Jose Rock Hall of Fame in 2007.
Kihn has also written four novels, his first, Horror Show in 1996, his second, Shade of Pale followed in 1997. Mojo Hand, and Big Rock Beat were sequels to Horror Show. Kihn also released a collection of short stories by himself and other well known rock musicians, named Carved in Rock: Short Stories by Musicians. Contributors include Pete Townshend, Graham Parker, Joan Jett, and Ray Davies.
Horror Show was nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award Greg Kihn Horror Show Novel.