Tag Archives: Steve Hackett

News: First big UK rock festivals of 2017 – GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES and GIANTS OF ROCK (January 2017)

STEVE HARLEY - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

In his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 8 January, David Randall previewed the Butlins Big Weekends: The Great British Rock & Blues Festival and Giants Of Rock Two major rock events get 2017 underway in … Continue reading

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News: An Evening For JACK – Jack Bruce Celebration – London, 25 October 2016

An Evening For JACK - A Celebration of the Life & Music of Jack Bruce, London, 25 October 2016

Pete Feenstra chatted to Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm for his Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. First broadcast 23 October 2016. Bassist/singer/songwriter Jack Bruce is the subject of a special celebratory evening at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE FREE FESTIVAL Day 2 – O2 Arena, London, 19 June 2016

Rick Wakeman - STONE FREE FESTIVAL Day 2 - O2 Arena, London, 19 June 2016

While the first day of the debut Stone Free festival had an eclectic mix of bands, the second was far more coherent with the theme of progressive rock both in the main arena and the Indigo.  Combined with an older … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT Charisma Years vinyl box set and deluxe editions May 2016

STEVE HACKETT - The Lowry, Salford, 25 October 2015

Following the success of ‘Premonitions’, the CD box set releasd in 2015, May 2016 sees the reissue of Steve Hackett’s first six Charisma albums on vinyl. “The Charisma Years (1975-1983)’ features 8LPs & 12″ EP and is due out on … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MUTE GODS – Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

THE MUTE GODS - Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Inside Out [Release date 22.01.16] The Mute Gods are centred around Nick Beggs, who has worked and toured with Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson among others. He is joined by respected drummer Marco Minnemann (who also plays guitar) and Roger … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY SHERWOOD – Citizen

BILLY SHERWOOD – Citizen

Frontiers Records [Release date 06.11.15] Billy Sherwood, man of many talents and currently bassist for Yes, has assembled an impressive cast of guest musicians for his “Citizen” album…but the question has to be can it deliver when so many of … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN HACKETT – Another Life

JOHN HACKETT - Another Life

Esoteric Antenna Records   [Release date: 25.09.15] Although it must be difficult to carve yourself out a career when you are the sibling of a high-profile and much-revered performer, John Hackett has made more than a mere niche for himself … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – The Lowry, Salford, 25 October 2015

STEVE HACKETT - The Lowry, Salford, 25 October 2015

David Randall chatted to Steve Hackett in October 2014 on the eve of his UK ‘Genesis Extended’ tour. Their conversation takes in the impact of Genesis and Steve’s own interpretation in more recent times.  With tracks from the ‘Live At … Continue reading

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Interview: NAD SYLVAN (October 2015)

Nad Sylvan - Courting The Widow

Nad Slyvan is the vocalist with Steve Hackett and Agents of Mercy. He has also just released his latest solo album ‘Courting The Widow’ on Inside Out. Guests include Nick Beggs, Steve Hackett, the Flower Kings’ Roine Stolt and former … Continue reading

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News: STEVE HACKETT – UK tour starts 6 October

Steve Hackett, photo by Simon Dunkerley

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Steve Hackett celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of his debut solo album – ‘Voyage Of The Acolyte’ – with an extensive UK tour starting in Guildford on Tuesday 6 October. The set-list will take in … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Premonitions – The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983

STEVE HACKETT - Premonitions - The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983

On 25 October, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio replays a 2012 feature when Steve Hackett chose and chatted about ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ – tracks that have inspired and influenced him over the years. Sunday 25 October, 16:00 More … Continue reading

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DVD review: STEVE HACKETT – The Man, The Music

STEVE HACKETT The Man The Music

Wienerworld [Release date 07.09.15] He may not be the most charismatic of narrators, but this documentary about the life and career of Steve Hackett – running out at a very generous 140 minutes – leaves no stone unturned from his … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN WETTON – Anthology The Studio Recordings Vol.1

JOHN WETTON - Anthology The Studio Recordings

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – Wolflight album launch, 30 March 2015

Steve Hackett Album Launch - London, 30 March 2015

The last five years have been a very productive period for Steve Hackett. Following the release of the outstanding “Beyond The Shrouded Horizon” back in 2011, the six string maestro has spent the following three years re-discovering, re-recording and performing … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE ROTHERY – The Ghosts Of Pripyat

STEVE ROTHERY - The Ghosts Of Pripyat

Self-released  -  [Release date 02.02.15] What’s a reviewer supposed to do when confronted by perfection? Our whole raison d’être here at GRTR! is to give an opinion that informs the reader; (a) whether the music being reviewed is worth a … Continue reading

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Album review: STEVE HACKETT – Wolflight

STEVE HACKETT - Wolflight

David Randall chatted to Steve Hackett in early March 2015 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, about the new album and the new tour ‘Acolyte to Wolflight’ (27:46) Inside Out [Release Date: 30.03.15] Steve Hackett’s star is definitely in the … Continue reading

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News: Christmas highlights on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio including Best of 2014

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio - Happy Christmas!

Christmas week on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio gets all nostalgic as we look back on some of our favourites and features in 2014. On Tuesday 23 December we announce the results of our Popular Poll to select the Top … Continue reading

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THE BEST of 2014 – top rock albums, top live acts – the reviewers’ choice

The Best of 2014 - Top Albums - Popular Poll

The Best of 2014 with David Randall by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Every year we ask the GRTR! Team to list their favourite albums and gigs of the year. Typically, it’s a diverse selection that may not … Continue reading

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DVD review: GENESIS – Sum Of The Parts

Genesis - Sum Of The Parts

Eagle Vision [Release date: 17.11.14] It’s difficult to know who this documentary was made for.  Early Genesis fans would feel short changed.  Later ones wouldn’t learn that much.  If you then factor in several lesser known talking heads and a … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEVE HACKETT – The Lowry, Salford, 2 November 2014

Steve Hackett - The Lowry, Salford, 2 November 2014

Steve Hackett chats about the Genesis Revisited and Extended tours (11:16).  This is an edit from an extended interview that was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 5 October 2014 The interview is replayed on Christmas Day 2014, … Continue reading

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