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The Beatles Return in a New Novel, Rubber Soul, by Author, Rock Star & Radio Personality Greg Kihn
Part murder mystery & part coming-of-age story, Rubber Soul is a 100% action-packed ride through Beatlemania based on 100% accurate historical details

The Beatles Return in a New Novel, Rubber Soul, by Author, Rock Star & Radio Personality Greg Kihn.

With historical details that are 100% accurate, Rubber Soul is a must for every Beatles aficionado.


In 2012, Greg Kihn released 'Greg Kihn Band: Best of Berserkley, 1975-1984,' which features 21 remastered tracks drawn from Greg’s eight-of-nine full-length Beserkley Records studio albums.
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October 14, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - Greg Kihn continues to pioneer the Rock and Roll thriller genre with his fifth novel, Rubber Soul, featuring The Beatles themselves. Part murder mystery, part coming-of-age story, and a 100% action-packed ride through Beatlemania, Greg Kihn got the idea for Rubber Soul based on his interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Patti Harrison, Yoko Ono and original Beatles drummer Pete Best. With historical details that are 100% accurate, Rubber Soul is a must for every Beatles aficionado. Premier Digital Publishing released Rubber Soul in both trade paperback and digital formats on September 3, 2013.

 

Greg Kihn's hit MTV Video, "Jeopardy".

Rubber Soul’s protagonist is Bobby Dingle, AKA Dust Bin Bob, who Greg states, was developed when, “I asked where the Beatles got their records, and their answers inspired the central character, Dust Bin Bob, and this novel.”

 

Dust Bin Bob runs a stall for his father’s second hand shop at Penny Lane Flea Market.  He has an extensive collection of American R&B singles that he gets from Merchant Marines returning from America to Albert Dock in Liverpool. The action starts when he befriends four young lads from Liverpool by the names of John, Paul, George, and Ringo and becomes their lifelong friend, sharing the vinyl that will start a revolution. From then on, it’s a rocket ride from The Beatles earliest days in Liverpool to six shows a night in Hamburg to the Cavern Club to The Ed Sullivan Show and full-fledged Beatlemania. Along the way, Dust Bin Bob thwarts a plot by Ferdinand Marcos loyalists in 1966 to assassinate The Beatles in Manila, Philippines, after they snub the Marcos family, blowing off a reception at the palace and narrowly avoiding an international incident. It could have happened.  Download an excerpt of the first chapter FREE at http://noisetrade.com/gregkihn and preorder Rubber Soul at http://amazon.gregkihn.com


"Greg Kihn is the most compelling author who ever had a top five singing career. Rubber Soul is a fantastic story by Greg, with an historical back beat. I urge you not to miss this."
Joan Jett
"Rubber Soul is a magical mystery tour de force by Greg Kihn, a rocker who obviously has a way with words as well as music. His imagined story about the Beatles is fast-moving, full of twists and tension, and musical nuggets and insights. Great story-telling set to a Fab-four beat."
Ben Fong-Torres

"I've known Greg Kihn for decades and he's never ever run out of amazing tales, stories, and recollections. I never knew which ones were real, true, folk-lore, imagined, or of pipe dreams, Kihn-a-sized. It's all to his readers' benefit he writes fiction."
Rick Nielsen/Cheap Trick

"I'm happy to report that Rubber Soul, the latest work by my pal Greg Kihn, has correct punctuation, complete sentences, even full paragraphs - some of the exact same literary devices that can be found in the greatest novels our culture has ever produced!  It's also written in English, which happens to be one of my very favorite languages."
"Weird Al" Yankovi
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“Rubber Soul captures what Rock-n-Roll is all about – and Greg Kihn would certainly know! This nearly-true story of the Beatles is pure magic and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”
Eddie Money

"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

"While the RIAA may not be able to certify Kihn’s work with a gold disc, fans of Kihn and The Beatles, as well as those who long for the simpler yet magical time of the 1960’s will thoroughly enjoy and fall in love with Rubber Soul. They certainly don’t write ‘em like this anymore."
Chris Shapiro, RetroPulse

 

 About Greg Kihn: After a lifetime of Rock and Roll, and decades on the road and almost 17-years behind the microphone as San Francisco Bay Area’s #1 Classic Rock FM Morning Man, no one else but Greg Kihn could have written this story.

 

NBC called Greg Kihn “Rock’s True Renaissance Man.” His career stretches from the dawn of punk and Indie Rock to the discos of the 80’s to the glory days of MTV. 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.

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He published four 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 Bay Area, broadcasting on KFOX FM 102.1 San Francisco and 98.5 San Jose, until September 2012 when he was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. The Greg Kihn Band, (represented by Paradise Artists - http://www.paradiseartists.com) with his son Ry Kihn on lead guitar, will be performing in major markets throughout the USA in 2013.

For more information or to request a review copy of Rubber Soul, music and entertainment journalists and broadcasters may contact Christopher Buttner, contact info above. For more info about Greg Kihn and his music, please visit: http://www.gregkihn.com


Rubber Soul is available from Premier Digital Publishing: http://www.premierdigitalpublishing.com

 

Rubber Soul: Trade Paperback

Fiction: Mystery/Thriller

Format: Original Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-62467-094-7

Trim: 6x9

Pages: 475

Publication Date: 09/03/2013

Price: $17.99 USD / $17.99 CAD

Rubber Soul: Ebook

Fiction: Mystery/Thriller

Format: EBook
ISBN: 978-1-62467-093-0
Publication Date: 09/03/2013
Price: $9.99 US / $9.99 CAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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