Steve Hackett says BBC's new Genesis documentary is 'biased account' of band

Steve Hackett says BBC's new Genesis documentary is 'biased account' of band

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Steve Hackett has spoken out against the BBC’s new Genesis documentary, calling it a “biased account” that “ignores” his solo work. Although the guitarist has endorsed the film’s companion piece, a box set called R-Kive, he is discouraging fans from watching Genesis: Together and Apart. “[The documentary] does not deliver the theme of Together and Apart,” Hackett wrote on Facebook (via Rolling Stone). “Whilst [R-Kive] represents us all equally, the documentary does the opposite ... In interview I spoke at length as much about my solo career as my time in Genesis, but was not given any editorial involvement.”Hackett has had a busy solo career since his first departure from Genesis, in 1977. Collaborating with everyone from Richie Havens to Steve Howe to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he has released more than two dozen records. Most recently, he released two live LPs with his Genesis Revisited project. Genesis: Together and Apart was originally billed as a kind of Genesis reunion, bringing together Hackett, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford for their first media shoot since 1998. Mixing recent interviews with archival footage, it aired on BBC Two on 4 October. The band members also reunited at the documentary’s London premiere. “It was lovely to see the other Genesis guys,” Hackett wrote at the time. “There’s always a special friendship between us.” A spokesperson for the documentary has not yet responded to the Guardian’s request for a comment.

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