Legendary Guitarist Steve Hackett Readying Autobiography, ‘A Genesis In My Bed,’ for July 2020 Release

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It’s been a long time coming, but renowned guitarist Steve Hackett will (finally) release his autobiography this coming July.

Titled A Genesis In My Bed, it promises to be an intimate look at Hacket’s career and life as only he could tell it. Per a press release:

Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members, with great insight into the daily goings on of this major rock band

Naturally, A Genesis In My Bed also regales stories of Steve’s career since leaving Genesis and the many different journeys that it has taken him on.   With his flair for the creative, and a great deal of levity, A Genesis In My Bed is also a riveting read.  Indispensable for Genesis fans but also essential for general music lovers and avid readers of autobiographies full of heartfelt and emotive tales.

Steve says, “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.”

Hackett, who served as the lead guitarist in Genesis from 1971 to 1977 before forging out on his own solo career that continues to this day, discusses his break from the band in the book, among several other key moments in his life.

Steve Hackett and Genesis, 1977 (Photo: Armando Gallo)

Steve Hackett and Genesis, 1977 (Photo: Armando Gallo)

A passage regarding his decision to split from the group:

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…

For more on A Genesis In My Bed, click this link. For more on Steve Hackett, revisit our one-on-one RockCellarTV interview with the man below:


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