Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Unhappy With Upcoming Documentary About The Band
The classic '70s lineup of progressive rock outfit Genesis reunited recently (Oct. 2) to watch the premiere of an upcoming documentary about the group titled Genesis: Together and Apart. Despite getting positive reviews, guitarist Steve Hackett was ultimately displeased with the finished product, Ultimate Classic Rock notes.
"It's certainly a biased account of Genesis history and totally ignores my solo work. It does not deliver the theme of Together and Apart," Hackett wrote on Facebook about the doc, which will debut in the U.S. on Showtime as Genesis: Sum of the Parts. "In interview I spoke at length as much about my solo career as my time in Genesis, but was not given any editorial involvement. Whilst the documentary's sister project, the R-KIVE box set represents us all equally, the documentary does the opposite. I know the documentary will soon be on sale via various outlets, but I won't be selling this via my own website."
R-KIVE is a three-disc, best-of collection with cuts from Genesis and all the members' solo work (Hackett, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks).
Guitarist Rutherford spoke to Rolling Stone recently about how the whole process went. "It was emotional," he said. "But I also realized that nobody has changed. Peter and Tony still have a nice sort-of interplay. Phil was the joker, just like always."
A reunion doesn't seem probable with Gabriel, and while Rutherford still had hopes for playing with Collins, the drummer recently announced that he's not ready to return to full-time concert duties.