Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett



Stephen Richard "Steve" Hackett (born 12 February 1950) is an English musician, songwriter, singer and producer who gained prominence as the guitarist of the English progressive rock band Genesis from 1971 to 1977. Hackett contributed to six Genesis studio albums, three live albums, seven singles and one EP[1] before leaving to pursue a solo career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Hackett released his first solo album, Voyage of the Acolyte, while still a member of Genesis in 1975. After a series of further solo albums beginning in 1978, Hackett co-founded the supergroup GTR with another progressive guitarist, Steve Howe of Yes and Asia, in 1986. The group released the self-titled album GTR, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 in the United States and spawned the Top 20 single "When the Heart Rules the Mind".[2] When Hackett left GTR in 1987, the group disbanded. Hackett then resumed his solo career. He has released albums and toured worldwide on a regular basis since.

Hackett's body of work encompasses many styles; in addition to his work in progressive rock, he has explored pop, blues, world music and classical music on his solo recordings. According to Guitar World: "Hackett's early explorations of two-handed tapping and sweep picking were far ahead of their time, and influenced Eddie Van Halen and Brian May."[3] Other guitarists influenced by Hackett include Alex Lifeson and Steve Rothery.[4][5]



El Niño
El Niño is a song by musical artist Steve Hackett, released on January 12, 2018.
Eleventh Earl of Mar
Eleventh Earl of Mar is a song by musical artist Steve Hackett, released on December 8, 2017.
The Night Siren
The Night Siren is the twenty-fifth studio album from English guitarist Steve Hackett, released on 24 March 2017 by Inside Out Music.
Behind the Smoke
Behind the Smoke is a song by musical artist Steve Hackett, released on March 10, 2017.

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Steve Hackett Reveals His Supergroup Plan
  –  January 16, 2018
(Gibson) These days, a "supergroup" usually consists of a guest rap here or there. (Or Chickenfoot.) Back in the '70s and '80s, it was all the rage and ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett says he had very real plans to form a band featuring ELP's Keith ...
Genesis’ Steve Hackett Says He Had A Secret Supergroup With Keith Emerson
  –  January 15, 2018
These days, a “supergroup” usually consists of a guest rap here or there. (Or Chickenfoot.) Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, it was all the rage and ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett says he had very real plans to form a band featuring ELP’s Keith ...
Genesis' Steve Hackett Reveals He Was Going to Form a Supergroup With Keith Emerson & Jack Bruce Back in '80s
  –  January 14, 2018
Classic Genesis guitar master Steve Hackett revealed the plans were set back in the '80s to form a supergroup featuring ELP's Keith Emerson, Cream's Jack Bruce and renowned session drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, Judas Priest, Jeff Beck, Jon Anderson ...
Wawa now delivers — from just one NJ location
  –  January 12, 2018
we can connect with and enhance the lives of more customers than ever before,” Steve Hackett, delivery project manager for Wawa, said in a statement. The Cherry Hill location also offers the chance to order some staples including a half-gallon of whole ...
Got Wawa? Convenience store expanding delivery to New Jersey
  –  January 11, 2018
“At Wawa, we believe we exist to go beyond filling orders but to fulfill the lives of our customers every day, and part of this belief means making ordering Wawa products as fast, easy and accessible as possible,” Steve Hackett, delivery project ...
Steve Hackett Revisits Genesis’ Legacy: ‘I Do Love the Music’
  –  January 10, 2018
Steve Hackett's hard drive, much like his brain, is crammed with music. In conversation, he fluidly, and almost stream-of-consciously, shifts from topic to topic. At one point, his focus darts from the prog-rock legacy of his former band, Genesis, to ...
Watch Orphaned Land’s lyric video for We Do Not Resist
  –  January 8, 2018
It's a kick into your face.” Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs, which is now available for pre-order, features guest appearances from Steve Hackett, Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch and Tomas Lindberg from At The Gates. Find the cover art and tracklist ...
ORPHANED LAND Vocalist Calls New Record 'A Protest Album About Humanity'
  –  January 6, 2018
I felt like it's true — I think it's my best vocal so far." On how Steve Hackett (GENESIS) came to guest on the album: Kobi: "It's strange, because he contacted me. He wanted me to sing on his solo album. He did a song for peace and he wanted me to be a ...
Living Colour, Steve Hackett, David Crosby, Michael McDonald + Others: Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017
  –  January 4, 2018
Preston Frazier’s Best Rock and Pop of 2017 list touches on projects from established legends like Living Colour, Steve Hackett, Michael McDonald and David Crosby, as well as up-and-coming and criminally under-appreciated acts that are just as deserving ...
A look inside Uncut’s 2018 Album Preview
  –  January 2, 2018
The interview included, I should add, a lengthy encomium from Ryley on the guitar prowess of Steve Hackett that, alas, didn’t make it into print. Slightly less glamorously, Matthew E White was on a trip to London when we caught up with him. He told us ...
Steve Hackett To Headline Be Prog! My Friend
  –  December 24, 2017
Former Genesis rocker Steve Hackett is set for a headlining performance at the upcoming Be Prog! My Friend festival. The event is set to take place at the Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, on June 29-30, 2018. For the show, he will bring his Genesis Revisited ...

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