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Steve Hackett

About

Stephen Richard Hackett (born 12 February 1950) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer who gained prominence as the lead guitarist of the progressive rock band Genesis from 1971 to 1977. Hackett contributed to six Genesis studio albums, three live albums, seven singles and one EP before he left 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 Steve Howe 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". 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." Other guitarists influenced by Hackett include Alex Lifeson and Steve Rothery.

Articles

March 1, 2022

Flashback: Steve Hackett Holds Impromptu Genesis Reunion With Peter Gabriel

This 1983 performance of "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)," also featuring Mike Rutherford, is the last time Gabriel sang a complete Genesis song in public

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The Devil's Cathedral (Live in Manchester, 2021)

August 10, 2022

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Squonk (Live in Manchester, 2021)

July 1, 2022

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Surrender of Silence

September 10, 2021

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Natalia

August 26, 2021

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Fox's Tango

July 29, 2021

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Wingbeats

July 2, 2021

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Under A Mediterranean Sky

January 22, 2021

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Sirocco

January 8, 2021

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Mdina (The Walled City)

December 18, 2020

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Andalusian Heart

November 20, 2020

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Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall - Remaster 2020

June 12, 2020

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Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live

October 25, 2019

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Afterglow (Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London)

October 18, 2019

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The Steppes (Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London)

September 27, 2019

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Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London)

September 6, 2019

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At The Edge Of Light

January 25, 2019

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Beasts in Our Time

January 18, 2019

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Underground Railroad

December 21, 2018

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Under the Eye of the Sun

November 30, 2018

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When the Heart Rules the Mind 2018 (Remaster 2018)

February 2, 2018

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Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

January 26, 2018

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El Niño (Live in Birmingham 2017)

January 12, 2018

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Eleventh Earl of Mar (Live in Birmingham 2017)

December 8, 2017

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The Night Siren

March 24, 2017

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Behind the Smoke

March 10, 2017

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In the Skeleton Gallery

February 3, 2017

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The Total Experience Live in Liverpool

June 24, 2016

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Fauna (1997 Version)

April 16, 2016

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Wolflight

April 7, 2015

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Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

July 8, 2014

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Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith

October 29, 2013

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Genesis Revisited II: Selection

May 10, 2013

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Wild Orchids (Re-Issue 2013)

February 25, 2013

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Genesis Revisited I (Re-Issue 2013)

February 22, 2013

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Genesis Revisited II

October 23, 2012

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Live Rails

July 13, 2012

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Til These Eyes - Single

May 21, 2012

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Beyond the Shrouded Horizon

September 27, 2011

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Out of the Tunnel's Mouth

October 30, 2009

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To Watch The Storms (Re-Issue 2013)

February 22, 2003

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Darktown (Re-issue 2013)

February 22, 1999

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Guitar Noir (Re-issue 2013)

February 22, 1993

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Feedback '86 (Re-issue 2013)

February 22, 1986

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Till We Have Faces (Re-issue 2013)

February 22, 1984

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Highly Strung (2007 Remaster)

January 1, 1983

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Cured

January 1, 1981

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Defector (Deluxe)

July 1, 1980

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Defector

January 1, 1980

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Spectral Mornings (Deluxe)

July 1, 1979

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Spectral Mornings

January 1, 1979

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Please Don't Touch (Deluxe)

July 1, 1978

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Please Don't Touch

January 1, 1978

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Voyage Of The Acolyte

January 1, 1975

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