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]



When The Heart Rules The Mind 2018
When The Heart Rules The Mind 2018 is a song by musical artist Steve Hackett, released on February 2, 2018.
Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham
Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham is an album by musical artist Steve Hackett, released on January 26, 2018.
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.

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  –  March 30, 2018
Tony Banks’s elegant, sophisticated keyboard work is a vital element of nearly every tune, and the electric/acoustic guitar tapestry woven by Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford is the perfect icing on the cake. Somewhat anomalous but entirely welcomeis ...
Steve Hackett, Fish Confirmed For Yes’ 2019 ‘Cruise To The Edge’
  –  March 29, 2018
Organisers of the annual Cruise To The Edge festival hosted by Yes have announced that Steve Hackett, Fish, Jordan Rudess, Riverside, Spock’s Beard and PFM will be appearing at Yes’ annual Cruise To The Edge in 2019. The Royal Caribbean’s liner ...
The 2019 Cruise To The Edge To Feature Yes And Other 'Proggers Of The Caribbean'
  –  March 28, 2018
YES tops a bill of over 25 acts, including STEVE HACKETT, MIKE PORTNOY, JORDAN RUDESS from DREAM THEATER, SOFT MACHINE, BRAND X and JOHN LODGE of THE MOODY BLUES. For more info, visit and follow @cruisetotheedge on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.
Cruise To The Edge 2019 Announced -- Prog-Rock's Biggest Festival at Sea
  –  March 28, 2018
Joining YES will be Steve Hackett, Mike Portnoy and newcomer Riverside, making their long-awaited debut aboard Cruise to the Edge in 2019. Finally, FISH, the respected former lead vocalist of the band Marillion, will be making a rare North American ...
Yes' 2019 Cruise to the Edge features The Moody Blues' John Lodge, Genesis' Steve Hackett and many others
  –  March 28, 2018
Among the other artists on the bill are ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, current Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, former Marillion frontman Fish, Soft Machine and Brand X. Serving as the emcee and event moderator will be respected U.K ...
Tony Banks Says Genesis Are Probably Done for Good: Exclusive Interview
  –  March 20, 2018
Gabriel has toured regularly, but has been largely silent in the studio, while Rutherford and Steve Hackett remain active with their own separate projects. When Collins made a halting return to the stage, however, it inevitably sparked new questions about ...
Dave Kerzner Has Steve Hackett On His New Song Dirty Soap Box
  –  March 18, 2018
When Dave Kerzner created his Genesis-influenced new song ‘Dirty Soap Box’ he went right to the source and recruited Steve Hackett to join him on the song. Hackett was a member of Genesis for six albums from 1971’s ‘Nursery Crime’ through to 1976 ...
Singer Steve Hackett brings solo tour to The City
  –  March 10, 2018
Steve Hackett’s tour, “From Acolyte to Wolflight, plus Genesis classics (1970-1977),” which comes to the Warfield this week, is a marquee mouthful. But that’s no surprise. The guitarist has had a grand career. He backed Peter Gabriel and Phil ...
6 Music Live Hour
  –  February 4, 2018
Steve Hackett at the Reading Festival in 1981, plus a BBC session recorded by Arab Strap on this date in 1998 and one by Baltic Fleet (6/9/2012). Presented by Chris Hawkins. Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Pinterest Visit us on Twitter Visit us on Google+ ...
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 ...

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