Interviews

Interview with Steve by Distorsioni.net (scroll down for English version) - November 2014

Andrea Ghignone interviews Steve

Solo amore per la musica - Italian/English version...

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Interview with Steve by Michael Witthaus - November 2014

Rock Hall of Famer brings Genesis Revisited to Concord

Steve discusses the Genesis legacy, his influence as a guitarist on Eddie Van Halen, and why he believes a new BBC documentary does a poor job of telling his story...

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Steve Hackett interview with Progsheet - November 2014

Interview by John A Wilcox

Steve Hackett: Revisited, Extended, Revived In Ridgefield...

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Steve Hackett interview with AXS - October 2014

Interview by James Wood

Guitarist Steve Hackett talks upcoming North American tour, Genesis and GTR...

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Steve Hackett interview with Island Zone Update - October 2014

Interview by Roy Abrams

Steve Hackett: This is what genius sounds like...

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Canvas Prog Hour - Spectral Mornings - October 2014

Interview and music from Spectral Mornings

Steve introduces and describes songs from Spectral mornings...

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Steve Hackett interview with Futurity in Fiction - October 2014

Interview by Chris James

Encounter with Hackett...

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Audio interview with Steve for Guitare Passion - September 2014

Steve interviewed by David Marnay

Steve interviewed about touring, recording his new album and more...

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Audio interview with Phoenixfm - September 2014

Steve talks to Paul Golder

Steve Hackett talks about Genesis, touring and his new album

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Steve Hackett interview with Music Waves (in French) - July 2014

Interviewed after show at l'Olympia'

Quelques heures avant son concert á l'Olympia, Music Waves a rencontré Steve Hackett pour une brève interview dans lequel il est bien évidemment question de Genesis : ses albums de reprises, la reformation...

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Steve Hackett interview with Rockshot - July 2014

Interview by Tim Price

Past, Present & Future Part 1. ...

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Steve Hackett interview with Local Band for Hire! - August 2014

From Genesis To Other Revelations

We talked with Guitarist / Composer Steve Hackett by telephone in Clearwater Florida where he is currently on his world tour entitled, "Genesis Extended"...

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Audio interview with John Acock by uDiscover (Part 1) - July 2014

Part 1 of 3

uDiscover meets John Acock who co-produced 9 Steve Hackett albums

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Video interview with Steve by Metal Talk - July 2014

Steve interviewed by Mark Taylor

Exclusive video interview about 'Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall'

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Radio Interview with Steve by Rock City Radio Show Berlin - July 2014

Steve interviewed by Jens Fritze

Steve chats on ALEX Radio on Sunday July 6

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Video interview with Steve by Gibson Guitar - June 2014

Steve interviewed by Gibson Guitar

Steve chats with Gibson Germany about his Gibson Les Paul guitar

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Steve Hackett Genesis Extended - 2014

Interview collection

A collection of interviews with Steve Hackett on Genesis Extended /Revisited 2014 and associated topics...

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Audio interview with Steve on the 2013 Cruise to the Edge - March 2013

Steve interviewed by Bob Howard

Steve interviewed at the start of the 2013 cruise...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Progtopia - March 2014

Interview with Mark Ashby

Backstage Pass #3: Steve Hackett's Library of Unattached Ideas...

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Steve Hackett soundcheck video interview & analysis - March 2014

Interview with LileighWhite.com

Maestro of the Atmospheric Electric Guitar Steve Hackett gives the Analysis:Genesis team an inside look at his FX Pedal setups (past & present), as well as his most famous trademark techniques...

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Steve Hackett interview with Estonian World - March 2014

Adam Garrie interviews Steve

On 28 April, British singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Hackett brings his Genesis Extended show to Tallinn's Nokia Concert Hall...

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Steve Hackett interview with Something Else - January 2014

Nick DeRiso interviews Steve

For Genesis alum Steve Hackett, 2013 was a year of loving looks back, and long-overdue recognition. He'll spend the new year building on those successes with new music....

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Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited II - 2012 - 2013

Interview collection

A collection of interviews with Steve Hackett on Genesis Revisited and associated topics...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Guitarhoo! - December 2013

30 minute in depth interview with Steve

Steve chats about his early roots as a musician, the beginning stages of Genesis, inventing the two handed tapping technique, working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and with musicians Chris Squire of Yes, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, upcoming concert tours, new record projects and a lot more...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Prog Report - December 2013

40 minute in depth interview with Steve

Steve Hackett, the legendary Genesis guitarist, calls in to talk about his Genesis Revisited project, the album, the tour and also goes deep into how a few of the Genesis classics came about. Steve talks candidly about the reunion rumors as well and what it was like to be in such an important band. Truly an honor to speak with such a legend.

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Classic FM's Jamie Crick - November 2013

Interview with Steve at the 2013 Gramophone Awards

Guitarist talks about his passion for classical music and the re-release of his classical albums...

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An interview with Nad Sylvan - November 2013

Martin Jones interviews Nad Sylvan at the Royal Albert Hall

I first met Nad Sylvan at the launch of the Genesis Revisited II album in London in 2012...

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Steve Hackett interview with Examiner - November 2013

An intimate chat with the prodigious guitarist of 'Genesis' with Ray Shasho

Recently, I had the rare pleasure of chatting with Steve Hackett from his home near London, England...

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Steve Hackett interview with audio clips by All About Jazz - October 2013

John Kelman interviews Steve

It might seem odd that the guitarist who left Genesis more than 35 years ago has ultimately become the only one to champion the music made during the group's years spent in the progressive rock arena...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Chom Radio - October 2013

Interview with Steve plus video snippet

Steve Hackett joined us live in studio this morning for a chat and a couple of songs. Take a listen...

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Steve Hackett interview with Montgomery News - October 2013

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett to appear at Scottish Rite

For rock legend Steve Hackett, the guitar is an extension of the man himself...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Steve Swayne - September 2013

Steve Hackett interviewed in St Charles, Illinois

Interview with two tracks from Genesis Revisited...

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Steve Hackett interview with Glide Magazine - September 2013

Steve Hackett - An Interview with the Prog Pioneer

A few weeks ago, former RIP Magazine editor Lonn Friend stepped inside a Genesis time machine when guitar player Steve Hackett cracked open his oeuvre to release a spectral prism in Illinois...

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Steve Hackett interview with Examiner.com - September 2013

Steve Hackett: The song's the thing

It was 16 years between Genesis Revisited albums for Steve Hackett, yet without pressing the progressive guitar great, he admits to an ulterior motive for releasing Volume II last year...

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Steve Hackett interview with Playboy (in Spanish) - September 13

40th anniversary of "Selling England by the Pound"

Conmemorando los 40 anos de "Selling England by the Pound" el guitarrista de Génesis muestra al mundo las versiones reforzads de la legendaria agrupación británica... ...

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Steve Hackett interview with John A. Wilcox - September 2013

Steve Hackett Brings the Music of Genesis to the Ridgefield Playhouse

An interview with Steve leading up to the Ridgefield Playhouse show...

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Steve Hackett interview with Music Lounge - September 2013

Steve Hackett performs live

Interview and performance...

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Steve Hackett interview Classic FM's Jamie Crick - September 2013

2013 Grammy Awards interview

Interview with 2013 Gramophone Classical Music Awards with Classic FM's Jamie Crick...

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Steve Hackett interview with Rock Guitar Daily - August 2013

Interview with Steve Hackett by Tony Conley

"I know progressive rock has had its critics, but I can't bring myself to be critical of the music that was a shot in the dark from a bunch of young guys." ~ Steve Hackett on Genesis...

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Steve Hackett interview with Farida Guitars - August 2013

Interview with Steve Hackett

Three part interviews with Steve by Farida guitars

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Audio interview with Steve in Quimper for Radio Fidélité - July 2013

Discussions on Genesis Revisted and more

Steve interviewed in the hotel before the show at Quimper in France...

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Steve Hackett interview with The Journal - May 2013

Interview with Steve Hackett

Memories of a 70s and 80s supergroup will be stirred in Gateshead next week. DAVID WHETSTONE talked to guitarist Steve Hackett, late of Genesis...

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Steve Hackett interview with The Telegraph Online - May 2013

Q & A with Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett was the guitarist in Genesis from 1971 to 1977, the period regarded by many diehard fans as the classic era for the prog-rock behemoths...

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Steve Hackett interview with Rock Sinfónico - April 2013

Interview with Steve Hackett

We interviewed Steve Hackett in Mexico before his show on Baja Prog, on the context of his Genesis Revisited II World Tour...

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Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited II - 2012

Interview collection

A collection of interviews with Steve Hackett on Genesis Revisited and associated topics...

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Steve Hackett interview with Friars Aylesbury - March 2013

Interview with Steve Hackett

We have a new interview with Friars legend Steve Hackett who is looking forward to coming back to Friars as much as we are looking forward to seeing him back...

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Steve Hackett interview with BBC Radio Merseyside - January 2013

Audio interview with Steve Hackett

Spencer Leigh talks to Steve about Genesis Revisited II and more (* begins 30 minutes into the show)...

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Steve Hackett interview with Profil - December 2012

Interview with Steve Hackett

Steve HACKETT does not need an introduction. He is certainly one of the most important guitarists of the 20th century...

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Steve Hackett interview with The Musicians that Matter - December 2012

Audio interview with Steve Hackett

Discussing Steve Hackett's history, music and motivation...

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Steve Hackett interview with Innerviews - December 2012

Interview with Steve Hackett, Roger King, Ben Fenner & Dave Kerzner

For prog-rock devotees, Steve Hackett's '70s work with Genesis is the guitar equivalent of the Sermon on the Mount. Since departing from the band in 1977, he has significantly expanded his horizons across a prolific solo career spanning 34 diverse releases...

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Steve Hackett interview with Muse on Muse - July 2012

Mamoru Moriyama interviews Steve on Squackett

Steve has recently released his newest project ÒSquackettÓ, a collaboration with Chris Squire who currently plays for the legendary progressive band YES....

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Kaleidoscope Ears - June 2012

Dwayne interviews Steve on Squackett

Dwayne speaks with Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis) regarding the highly anticipated collaboration with Chris Squire, now released as SQUACKETT. The album is called "A Life Within A Day"...

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Squackett interview with DPRP - June 2012

Alison Henderson interviews Steve Hackett and Chris Squire

The eagerly awaited musical union of two prog legends has finally come to fruition through the release of A Life Within A Day...

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Squackett interview with Guitar International - June 2012

Steve Hackett talks about his and Chris Squires new Squackett album, his sitar and fans in China

Today, Steve Hackett, the prolific guitarist who captured the spotlight when he joined Genesis is releasing a new album , Steve Hackett and Chris Squire: Life Within a Day, with bassist, Chris Squire, who rose to fame with the '70s progressive rock band, Yes....

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Squackett interview with Pollstar - June 2012

Chris Squire + Steve Hackett = 'Squackett'

With each artist talking with Pollstar separately, Squire and Hackett described the making of the album, progressive rock in general and plans for taking their collaborative work on the road...

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Steve Hackett interview with Genesis News - April 2012

Steve is interviewed by Helmut Janisch from Genesis News

Steve Hackett in conversation about A Life Within A Day and Genesis Revisited II...

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Steve Hackett interview with Guitar World - May 2012

Steve is interviewed by William Westhoven from Guitar World

Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Talks Gear, Tapping and Squackett's Debut Album, 'A Life Within A Day'...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Cherry Red TV - May 2012

Mark Powell interviews Steve - The Steve Hackett Story

The Steve Hackett Story' Interview by Mark Powell. Exclusive to cherryred.tv Steve Hackett talks to Esoteric Label Manager Mark Powell about his life, music & the new collaboration and album with Chris Squire 'Squackett'...

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Steve Hackett interview with Vintage Rock - May 2012

Steve is interviewed on the subject of Squackett

Supporting the release of the Squackett album, A Life Within A Day, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett spoke with me about the strong and surprisingly commercial collaboration with Chris Squire, the one and only Yes bassist, among other items of interest...

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Steve Hackett audio interview in Rome - April 2012

Sergio Mancinelli from Capital Radio interviews Steve

Audio interview with Steve in Rome...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Claudio - April 2012

Claudio Capuzzi in South America interviews Steve and Jo

Audio interview on Genesis Revisited, Squackett, touring and more...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Music Legends - March 2012

Interview with Steve by Jason Saulnier

Steve Hackett talks studio projects, YouTube and more...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Southern Daily Echo - February 2012

Still going strong on his own

STEVE HACKETT may be more widely know as a former member of iconic British band Genesis, but since leaving the group in 1977, he has gone on to firmly establish himself as an accomplished and varied musician in his own right...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Geoff & Andy - February 2012

Interview with Steve by Geoff Dorsett

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Steve Hackett audio interview with Get Ready to ROCK! - February 2012

Interview with Steve by Keith Thompson

Steve Hackett chats to Get Ready to ROCK!'s Keith Thompson about his solo work, Genesis and current projects...

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Classic Rock - Gig of the Week - February 2012

Gig of the week: Steve Hackett

Right now, Steve HackettÕs stock is higher than itÕs probably been since the early days of his solo career...

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Steve Hackett audio interview with The Base Sessions - February 2012

Hackett on hand to for Base Session 2012

The Base Sessions team, from Base Studios in Stourbridge, hit the road to London for the first feature of the new year to meet up with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett....

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Steve Hackett interview with RND - February 2012

Martin Haggerty interviews Steve

The reactions to your latest Album, Beyond The Shrouded Horizon, and the European dates before Christmas have been extremely positive...

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Steve Hackett 10 questions with Ents 24 - February 2012

Ten questions we ask everyone - Steve Hackett

We spoke with Steve Hackett just before he started the second leg of his Breaking Waves tour - commencing on the 10th February - to have him answer our world famous Ten Questions We Ask Everyone. He talked to us about independence, walking and Genesis...

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Steve Hackett interview with Future Radio - January 2012

Acoustic and Eclectic

Steve Hackett special plus interview with Richard Penguin...

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Steve Hackett interview with Something Else! Part 2 - January 2012

One Track Mind: Steve Hackett on "When the Heart Rules the Mind," "Firth of Fifth," others

Find out how joining Genesis spurred him to a series of memorable inventions on his instrument...

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Steve Hackett interview with Something Else! - January 2012

Interviewed by Nick DeRiso on Squackett, Genesis and more

Steve Hackett, who still nurtures a lasting affinity for classical music, has leapt headlong back into prog rock...

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Rock Society Magazine - Steve Hackett Interview - December 11

Interview with Steve by Steve Pilkington from Rock Society Magazine (issue 187)

As Steve Hackett embarks on the second leg of his UK tour to promote Beyond the Shrouded Horizon, Steve Pilkington took Steve through the album and talked about his departure from Genesis...

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Rock Society Magazine - Wetton Report - December 11

This month's blog from the ultimate prog journeyman, John Wetton (issue 187)

Winter is here, prog-people - we have seen the last of the old currant bun till next July, so it's time to war up for the Hivernal season with some solid gig-going...

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Steve Hackett interview in Aschaffenburg - November 2011

Beyond the Shrouded Riffs

Before his performance at the Colos-Saal in Aschaffenburg, Germany, Helmut Janisch and Christian Gerhardts found Steve Hackett in a good, but also tradionally thoughtful Steve Hackett, and found out what he thinks about touring, the fans, his rediscovered affection for his past in Genesis and his plans for the future...

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Classic Rock Presents Prog conversation with Steve and fellow musicians - November 11

The Round Table discussion with Steve Hackett, Ian Anderson, Dave Brock, Ray Shulman, Mark Kelly and Roine Stolt

To launch EMI/Insideout's massive back catalogue reissues campaign Prog Rocks! we recently brought together six musicians...

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Interview with It's Psychedelic Baby - December 2011

Klemen Breznikar interviews Steve Hackett

Thank you very much for taking your time, Steve! What are you up to these days?...

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Review and Interview with Highlands Magazine - November 11

Les horizons bleus de Steve Hackett

Le prolifique STEVE HACKETT, régénéré par son récent mariage avec Jo Lehmann le 4 juin 2011 vient nous offrir en ce 26 septembre 2011 un nouvel album somptueux... ...

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Interview with Guitar Jar - November 2011

15 questions with guitarist Steve Hackett

Guitar Jar catches up with Steve and quizzes him on his technique, guitar equipment and asks if heÕs working on any new material...

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Interview with Rock Legacy - November 2011

Steve is interviewed on albums, gigs and more

The writer's chief problem when approaching Steve Hackett is knowing where to start...

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Interview with Jam Online - October 2011

Mario Giammetti interviews Steve on BTSH

Il chitarrista ha ripreso possesso della sua carriera (e del suo studio di registrazione) e guarda al futuro con rinnovato ottimismo...

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Audio interview with Steve on The Best Radio You Have Never Heard - October 2011

Interview and music with Steve Hackett on BRYHNH with Perry Bax

Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett joins Perry Bax on The Best Radio You Have Never Heard for a chat about Steve's new album Beyond the Shrouded Horizon, the early days and the future of Genesis, along with some great music from both Steve's solo career and with Genesis.

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Video interview with Steve by iguitarmag.com (* Page 142 *) - September 11

Michael Casswell interviews Steve

Two part interview with Steve (select page 142)...

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Audio interview with Steve on British Forces Radio - October 2011

Discussions on new album and more!

I recently recorded an interview with Steve, which we broadcast to British servicemen currently on operations in Afghanistan...

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The Irrelevant Rock & Roll Music Show - October 2011

Branches of Genesis - Part 2

Audio article on Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips (Part 2)

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The Irrelevant Rock & Roll Music Show - July 2011

Branches of Genesis - Part 1

Audio article on Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips (Part 1)

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Article with Steve on Beyond the Shrouded Horizon by Classic Rock - October 11

Steve talks about his new album

'Retirement' is a dirty word for the former Genesis guitarist who's trying to "pack in as much as possible"...

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Interview with Steve Hackett on Beyond the Shrouded Horizon with Alternative Matter - September 2011

Interview with Steve on the new album and more

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is one of the most influential and respected musicians within the progressive rock and metal world...

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Interview with Steve Hackett on Beyond the Shrouded Horizon with The Evil Jam - September 2011

Mark Kenyon interviews Steve

We at The Evil Jam arranged an interview with an album preview with Steve and his wife Jo at their home. On Saturday 10th September...

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Article with Steve on Beyond the Shrouded Horizon by Western Daily Press - September 11

Steve talks about his new album

He may be labelled as a "progressive rock giant" but ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is a romantic soul at heart...

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Video interview with Steve Hackett with The Rocktologist - August 2011

Steve interviewed in Spilimbergo by Rok Podgrajsek

Steve Hackett first came to the attention of music crticis and fans when he stepped in to fill Anthony Phillips' shoes after his departure from Genesis...

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Interview with Steve Hackett with Off the Record - August 2011

Steve interviewed in Spilimbergo

Steve Hackett has a way of making you feel not like a journalist but as a friend invited to his own home, sharing a cup of tea on the sofa...

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The Guardian & Observer music season - August 2011

The worst gig we ever played: musicians on their on-stage lows

(Scroll down to read) I played this gig with Canterbury Glass, who were booked to play a club at this shotgun wedding...

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Interview with Steve Hackett with The Evil Jam - April 2011

Mark Kenyon interviews Steve

We started by listening to some previews from Steve's new album, and we began discussing what we had just heard, along with a short preview of the Live DVD we had seen a few clips from...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Hi Channel from Greece - July 2011

Hit Channel interviews Steve - English translation

Hit Channel had the great honour to talk with a very kind person and a revolutionary guitarist, ex-Genesis member,Steve Hackett. A few months ago, he released "Live Rails" live album with excellent response from everyone. Steve except his skills as guitarist, is famous for his attitude not to comprise in his career, and this is very difficult decision being a member in a huge band...

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Steve TV interview in Fasano - June 2011

Steve Hackett interview with Antonella Caramia

TV interview with Steve in Fasano.

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Examiner.com - May 2011

George Pacheco interviews Steve - Guitarist Steve Hackett talks Live Rails and Genesis

"Back in the day," as the saying goes, live albums were de rigueur for the big time, touring arena rock band; records which were meant to be listened to intently and in the dark, replicating that inimitable magic of the live concert experience...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Roman Walczak - May 2011

Roman Walczak from artrock.pl interviews Steve

You've recently played in Poland two times in Inowroclaw and Wroclaw. Your kind words about Wroclaw that you wrote on your blog brought warm feelings to our hearts...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Guitar Player Magazine - April 2011

Guitar Player interviews Steve about Live Rails

Steve Hackett recently released Live Rails, featuring his new touring band performing songs from throughout his solo career along with a few staples from the Genesis catalog...

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Article on Steve Hackett by Goldmine Magazine - April 2011

The 10 albums that changed Steve Hackett's life

If the brevity of Hackett's answers is any indicator, he's a fellow who prefers to let the music do the talking. So what artists and works have spoken to his artistic soul?

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Goldmine Magazine - April 2011

The classic era of Genesis examined: 1971-1975

When the uninitiated think of Genesis, what comes to mind is often a slightly edgier version of Phil Collins' gazillion-selling 1980s pop. But the legacy that has endured with musicians and the group's most dedicated fans belongs to the band's earlier incarnation: the classic lineup of vocalist Peter Gabriel, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist and guitarist Mike Rutherford, lead guitarist Steve Hackett, and, of course, Phil Collins playing the heck out of the drum kit...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Glide Magazine - February 2011

Interview with Steve by Ryan Reed - Steve Hackett - Prog Rock Pioneer

Prog rock legend/guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett needs no introduction. OK, maybe he does...

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Steve talks to The Dividing Line in Australia - August 2010

Steve Hackett interview with Stu Cameron

During this extended interview Steve explains how he recorded the album in his living room, talks extensively about the modern music industry, life post-Genesis, his approach to song writing and how modern technology affects the music making process...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by The Rocktologist - January 2011

Interview with Steve by Rok Podgrajsek

I think for anyone who's even faintly familiar with progressive rock, Steve Hackett needs no introduction...

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Steve Hackett analysis - January 2011

Part I

Part II

An analysis of Steve Hackett's guitar work including an exploration of the difference between the original Genesis albums and the 5.1 re-mixes. Presented by Leigh Harris.

Steve talks to Michael Pursch in Australia - January 2011

Steve Hackett Australian interview

Audio interview with Steve by Michael Pursch

Video interview - Get Ready to Rock - November 2010

Keith Thompson talks to Steve Hackett on the eve of his forthcoming UK tour

Steve is featured artist on Get Ready to Rock - Interview with Steve Hackett

Steve talks to Classic Rock - November 2010

Steve Hackett checks in on the eve of his UK Tour

The Classic Rock and Metal Podcast - Interview with Steve Hackett

Interview in Lisbon with Steve - October 2010

Steve Hackett video interview

Video interview in Lisbon with Steve

Steve talks to Planet Rock - October 2010

Steve Hackett interview

Audio interview with Steve by Planet Rock

Steve talks to Sonic Shocks - October 2010

Steve Hackett video interview

Video interview with Steve by Sonic Shocks

Interview with Steve Hackett by Express and Star - October 2010

Steve Hackett steaming back to the Robin

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett brings his solo tour to the Robin 2 in Bilston next month...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Classic Rock - September 2010

Steve Hackett Gears Up For Tour, Classic Rock Awards

Steve Hackett is currently a man in demand, with an upcoming tour, plus an album recorded with Yes bassist Chris Squire - and a nomination in this yearÕs Classic Rock Awards...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Goldmine, Spring 2010

Steve Hackett finds transcendence in new album

"Out of the Tunnel's Mouth" is more than another solo record for ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett...

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Steve talks to Blog Talk Radio - August 2010

Steve Hackett radio interview

Interview with Steve on Blog Talk Radio with Long Live Rock

Interview with Steve Hackett by Progressor - August 2010

Steve Hackett: "Everything is possible in music!"

For Prog Rock fans, a question like "What would you like to discuss with Steve Hackett?" is something like suggesting a fashion-conscious lady to select something for herself out of a chest full of treasures...

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Interview with Steve Hackett at Ottawa Bluesfest - July 2010

Steve Hackett talks music by Joe Reilly

Steve talks to Joe Reilly before the Ottawa Cisco Bluesfest show on July 8th, with clips from the show.

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Innerviews - June 2010

Aural ambushes by Anil Prasad

Steve Hackett provocatively refers to his new album Out of the Tunnel's Mouth as a "series of ambushes." It's an apt description given the wildly diverse territory the album crisscrosses and connects within each song...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Spinitloud.com - June 2010

Steve Hackett:Virtuoso, Ambassador, Gentleman

Many tags can be attached to Steve Hackett. Guitar god. Ex member of several projects, most notably Genesis and GTR. But the most impressive label on his resume is what a thoughtful, well spoken man he is...

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Interview with Steve & OOTTM by Goldmine - June 2010

Steve Hackett finds transcendence in new album

"Out of the Tunnel's Mouth" is more than another solo record for ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. It was written as a transcendental experience, moving from darkness into light. It is also about his personal creative freedom and the challenges that surround it...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by The Evil Jam - May 2010

Mark Kenyon interviews Steve...

This interview is a combined interview from Backstage interviews conducted at The Robin 2 In Bilston and The Assembly at Leamington Spa with a catch up interview conducted at Steve's home in Twickenham...

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Interview with Steve Hackett by Metallized - May 2010

From Genesis to Istambul

Capita spessissimo che quando parlo con qualcuno della nostra attività e descrivo quale impegno e quale costanza questa richieda, mi si domandi quasi sempre: "Ma quanto ti danno?", e quando rispondo che si tratta di un impegno totalmente gratuito svolto solo per pura passione il mio interlocutore mi chieda invariabilmente: "Eh? Ma chi te lo fa fare? Sei pazzo." ...

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Interview with Steve by ProgSheet - May 2010

John A. Wilcox interviews Steve...

From Genesis to GTR to a large solo catalogue embracing a myriad of styles, Steve Hackett is always inventive, always moving forward. The hall of fame guitarist's latest is Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth and it's no exception....

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Archive - Interview with Steve Hackett - 20th Century Guitar Magazine - September 2005

It's Bach we have to thank...

By the end of the 1960's, we said goodbye to the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors and the era of Acid Rock. Then a very curious thing happened. Classical music found its way in and Progressive Rock was born...

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Interview with Steve by Vintage Rock - January 2010

Ralph Greco, Jr. interviews Steve...

There are guitar players... and then there are guitar players. Steve Hackett is a guitar player among very few whose unique touch has kept him at a level very few other players reach....

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YouTube - Interview with Steve by Get Ready to Rock - September 2009

Pete Feenstra interviews Steve - Part One

Pete Feenstra interviews Steve - Part Two

Pete Feenstra interviews Steve - Part Three

Three part interview with Steve on YouTube

Interview with Steve by Prog Mania - December 2009

Gilles Agostinho interviews Steve...

Prog-mania a eu la chance de s’entretenir longuement avec Steve Hackett à l’occasion de la sortie de son nouveau et fantastique album « Out of the tunnel’s mouth »...

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Western Morning Interview - November 2009

Jackie Butler interviews Steve...

Steve Hackett loves Bach, blues and everything in between. The ex-Genesis guitarist tells Jackie Butler why...

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Wigan Evening Post Interview - November 2009

Martin Hutchinson interviews Steve...

From Genesis to jazz, Steve's a heck of an eclectic guitarist...

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Interview with Steve by German Genesis Fanclub - November 2009

Helmut Janisch interviews Steve...

Kurz bevor die Hackett-Band am 3. November 2009 in Aschaffenburg die Bühne betrat, hatten wir die Gelegenheit, einige Minuten mit Steve...

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Interview with Steve by Ticino by Night - October 2009

Pedro and Steve from Ticino by Night interview Steve...

First of all I would like to thank you for the beautiful concert you gave us [Lugano]. No concession to the public in the square, playing only "melodical" music....

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Fireworks magazine interview October 2009

Gary Marshall interviews Steve...

Steve Hackett has never been the archetypal rock star and his willingness to undertake an interview at 10am on a sunny Sunday morning is a long way from Rock 'n' Roll behaviour...

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ARfm interview October 2009

ARfm Soundscapes Paul Baker interview with Steve...

Hear the ARfm radio interview with Steve (mp3, 33MB)

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Land of Genesis interview October 2009

Land of Genesis interviews Steve...

After being a member of GENESIS from 1971 to 1977, Steve HACKETT has been pursuing his own musical journey for 30 years...

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World of Genesis interview September 2009

Sketches from the Tunnel's Mouth - Dave Negrin interviews Steve...

Despite its challenges personally and professionally, 2009 has proven to be a banner year for Steve Hackett...

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Steve interview at Friar's Aylesbury website, September 2009

Steve interviewed by Mike

I say, well, we have an exclusive interview with a Friars legend. Steve Hackett played Friars Aylesbury three times with the ever growing Genesis and played also with Genesis at Friars gigs in Bedford, Watford and Dunstable...

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Progressive Area interview with Steve, September 2009

Steve interviewed by Suze

We saw ourselves this summer in Loreley...

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Filmed Lugano interview with Steve, July 2009

Steve interviewed in Lugano

Steve is interviewed prior to his gig at the Estival Jazz, Lugano...

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Rockline interview with Steve, July 2009

Steve interviewed in Slovenia *Scroll down for English version*

It was an honour for me to talk to him before his show with Djabe in Slovenj Gradec...

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The Prog Rock email interview with Steve, June 2009

Mr. Steve Hackett, master rock and classical guitarist, composer

Thank you Steve for this e-mail interview. I missed talking to you at Nearfest, so I guess this is the next best thing....

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Video interview with Steve - June 2009

Steve interviewed in Las Palmas

Steve Hackett talks about his solo career and the Genesis years in Gran Canaria, Spain, June 18 2009, prior to his concert at Auditorio Alfredo Kraus...

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Steve Hackett Event 2009 in Remscheid interview March 2009 (Language: German)

Interview on stage with Steve - In The Heart Of The Fans

Das Steve Hackett Event 2009 in Remscheid bescherte des Besuchern am Freitag ein exklusives Bühneninterview mit Steve Hackett...

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The Evil Jam Steve interview May 2009

Steve talks with The Evil Jam

The last time I saw Steve Hackett was when he was guesting in his brother John's band at the London Astoria, I finally manage to catch up with Steve a mere three years later...

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Rock Radio Interview with Steve May 2009

Rock Radio Interview - New LP as good as early Genesis...

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett says his upcoming album is comparable with the band's early masterpiece, Selling England by the Pound - and he says he'd love a Genesis reunion...

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Genesis Music Forum interview March 2009

Genesis-music.com Forum - An exclusive interview with Steve...

New interview with Steve on the Forum of the Official Genesis site...

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World of Genesis interview February 2009

Voyage into the Future - An exclusive interview with Steve...

It's been more than seven years since World of Genesis had an opportunity to chat one on one with Steve Hackett...

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Interview with Steve January 2009

Q The dawn of 2009 finds you in a shiny new internet home...

A Glad you like it - I'm hoping it's a new home for fans as well as me. I'm actually very proud of the way it looks already but I'm also very excited about some of the ideas we have for developing it further.

Q So why the move now?

A Well as you may know I went through a divorce last year and in the aftermath of that I felt a need for greater autonomy, to be honest both personally and professionally. Your life gets turned upside down in these situations but it doesn't half fuel your creativity. I'm positively bursting with new ideas.

Q So is there new material in production?

A Absolutely. People always ask me about favourite albums or songs, but as ever I'm most enthusiastic about the current stuff and I have to tell you I think that the new material is fantastic. (Steve grins) I'm not entirely impartial of course...

Q Acoustic or electric?

A Definitely electric, or 'rock' if you prefer, but my passion for nylon guitar is well known, so you can expect it to feature heavily.

Q So does this mean we can expect a new album in the near future?

A Actually, we have two or three projects on the go at the moment, including a collaboration with Chris Squire.

Q Yes, I saw an interview with Chris where he mentioned that he had been working with you, in fact he was very complimentary.

A Praise from Chris means a great deal. I've long been an admirer of his playing actually, and he's a great writer and singer too, so it's a real privilage to work with him. I contributed some guitar work to his Christmas album last year, which was fun, and things just went from there. He's a busy man, of course, currently touring North America with Yes, but the internet's a wonderful thing isn't it, so we can just ping MP3s across the pond.

Q So is this the new technophile Hackett in operation?

A Well we tried mailing 78s but it turns out that they don't fit through letterboxes, and even guitarists have to embrace technology from time to time.

Q Roger King's sleeve notes for the recent "Tribute" album allude to your penchant for 78s.

A Not 78s per se, I think the reference was to the wire recorders used in the twenties, but I have a great fondness for the warmth of those early recordings - it's a sound we endeavoured to capture for the "Tribute" recordings, 'new wine in old bottles' if you will. I'm very proud of it, both the playing and the production - I think we managed to look backwards and forwards at one and the same time.

Q Talking of retrospectives, the new Genesis box set is out now with alternative mixes and previously unreleased material.

A Yes, the original mixes were very much of their time, and none the poorer for that, but the new mixes certainly bring a fresh perspective. Nick Davis did a terrific job on them - the guitars on those albums have never sounded finer.

Q I assume the answer is no but I have to ask - any chance of a reunion of the classic Genesis lineup with you on guitar and Gabriel singing?

A There's still every chance that the class of 75 could reconvene at a moments notice as the Genesis name still carries such affection with audiences throughout the world. I'm just one of five, though. But my enthusiasm for touring remains undiminished.

Q So does that mean we might see you on stage in the near future?

A Yes. We have some Italian dates in the pipeline for early 2009 and every likelihood of more to follow - I'm really looking forward to taking the full electric band out. Meanwhile I'm busy juggling recording and touring commitments.

Q I notice incidentally that you have made several appearances with the Hungarian band Djabe. Does this indicate a new direction for you?

A Well it's nice to be able to play in a less structured format from time to time - they're terrific musicians and good friends too. I get the opportunity to make mistakes and repeat them, in proper jazz fashion. (Steve laughs)

Q So might we see a new lineup for the gigs next year or will the band comprise familiar faces?

A Well things have changed behind the scenes, as I mentioned, but I'm happy to say that many of the old crew will still be manning the ship. No doubt there will be new recruits too. Watch this space!

Q Roger King has been ever present on stage and in the studio for the last few years...

A Yes, Roger continues to be an integral part of the operation, but I'm also deeply indebted to Jo Lehmann who has helped steer the ship through choppy waters, both creatively and administratively. Brian Coles, Nick Clabburn, Harry Pearce and Manda Lehmann continue to be worthy navigators too.

Q You're obviously optimistic about the future.

A You bet. Onwards and upwards! Many thanks.