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Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will release autobiography

Steve Hackett autobiography

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Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will release autobiography

The legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett will release his autobiography called “A Genesis In My Bed” in July. Steve has written a highly detailed, entertaining and embracing tome that charts his life in full. But with a firm emphasis on his years with Genesis. Recalling the band’s meteoric rise to become one of the most successful British bands of all time.

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On the book, Steve also talks about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members. Revealing how it is to be in a major rock and roll band.

The book is already available for pre-order at: Steve Hackett’s “A Genesis In My Bed”

About the book, Steve said:

“It’s often revealing. There’s lace, loves and butterflies, and I explore personal feelings. I’ve answered many questions fans asked over the years too, such as why I left Genesis. It’s taken fifteen years to bring this book to fruition, writing between tours, recording and legal challenges, but that’s given me time to really develop it.”

Read some snippets of Steve Hackett autobiography “A Genesis In My Bed”:

On joining Genesis…

“He lifted his head and looked at me with a steely gaze… “You’ve heard of them, haven’t you?” Once again I was up against that invisible wall, aware I could either choose to sit there and give in or climb over it. But once over the wall, you can never go back. I knew there and then I was about to take a leap of faith into that new world and that my life was about to change for good.”

He continues, saying: “I was to board a spaceship to a new planet with a bunch of aliens. I emptied my glass, put it down and walked out through the door into the sunshine, clutching that ticket to Mars.”

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On leaving Genesis…

“Had I done the right thing? It was a big risk and a huge step into the unknown. I was leaving a world class band that was by now filling arenas internationally. I had to trust in the power of my instinct and inspiration…”

On creating The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway…

“We were writing and recording at high intensity. The Lamb is a dense album with tons of detail. Everyone brimming over with ideas, the record was as packed with themes as Times Square is filled with people on a busy night, vocals suddenly abrasive like the horn of a New York fire truck. Forget sweet dreams… the drama unfolds day and night.”

“The Lamb felt like a titanic adventure we were trying to survive… We struck icebergs, but bravely lurched on into shark infested, uncharted waters.”

Anecdote about a border customs experience…

“On one occasion, after customs found some residual illegal substance left by a previous band in the car we’d hired, we were taken off into separate rooms. The customs guys were confrontational and aggressive, challenging me with large dogs as I stood there without my clothes on. Then suddenly an alarm startled these jumpy characters who swiftly pulled out their guns and spun around wildly, nostrils flaring…”

A Genesis gig caught up in a revolution…

“The government was about to be overthrown the following day and it was like a tinderbox explosion! There was a riot outside the venue with guns and fire crackers going off and upturned army jeeps in the street. I heard there were fatalities. The gig was oversold. Pyramids of people clambering over each other were dangerously close to the balconies.”

“And of his current output, Steve says: “Musically, I’m proud of the most recent album ‘At The Edge Of Light’, with creative involvement from Roger and Jo, plus the most amazing musicianship from band members, orchestral players, singers and instrumentalists from the far pavilions and beyond…”

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