In our recent chat with the former Genesis member we asked why the lengthy tune from 1972’s “Foxtrot” had usually topped the polls as the quintessential Prog classic for the band.
With 25 solo albums to his credit Hackett which does not include his collaborations projects with the likes of late Yes bassist Chris Squire or GTR with Steve Howe of Yes among others. Hackett is one of the most prolific ex members of Genesis. So did he have too much music in him to stay in that band?
Hackett’s new album is “The Night Siren” an amalgamation of styles, cultures, instruments and adventures. It’s out on March 24. Hackett is also on tour in Europe for the next few months. Go to HackettSongs.com
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.