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Steve Hackett to publish autobiography

Steve Hackett
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Steve Hackett has announced he will release his autobiography in July.

A Genesis In My Bed will be published by Wymer Publishing on July 24 and is described as "a highly detailed, entertaining and embracing tome that charts his life in full, but with a firm emphasis on his years with Genesis that saw the band’s meteoric rise to become one of the most successful British bands of all time.

"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."

Fans will no doubt be eager to read the guitarist's thoughts on his departure from the band, the Six Of The Best 1982 reunion with Peter Gabriel at Milton Keynes Bowl and the Together And Apart/Sum Of The Parts documentary.

The book will also look at Hackett's career since leaving Genesis and establishing himself as one of the leading solo artists in the progressive rock gene.

The first 1000 copies of A Genesis In My Bed will be individually numbered and signed by Hackett. A Genesis In My Bed is available for pre-order now.

Steve Hackett

(Image credit: Wymer Publsihing)
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.