STEVE HACKETT - The Hour of the Wolf

26. March 2015

STEVE HACKETT - The Hour of the Wolf

For a long time Steve Hackett held up the flag of progressive rock of the seventies with his releases, to finally celebrate this peak on his own account with "Genesis Revisited" and at the same time reap the deserved harvest of his steadfastness. For this and above all to the new album, the concept album "Wolflight", the smart Brit is our question and answer.

The project "Genesis Revisited II", which is documented on the magnificent recordings "Live At Hammersmith" and "Live At The Royal Albert Hall", finally brought the English guitarist Steve Hackett, who was in the service of Genesis from 1971 to 1977, broader success as a solo artist - with a large-scale world tour and considerable sales figures. He had previously released several ambitious progressive rock albums, most recently "Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth" (2009) and "Beyond The Shrouded Horizon" (2011). With "Wolflight", he is now consistently continuing along this path.

The Art Of Sysyphus Vol. 81

26. March 2015

STEVE HACKETT - The Wheel's Turning (7:23)
Album: Wolflight (2015)
Label/Distribution: InsideOut/Universal

Once again the master guitarist and composer takes us on an eventful journey through different countries and epochs, which will not be forgotten so quickly. It is almost a miracle that the former Genesis string acrobat never copies himself and yet always remains himself.

eclipsed No. 145 / 11-2012

12. April 2014

To everything there is a season

He'd be in jail by a hair's breadth. He was saved from that by joining the army. There he met Billy Cox, with whom he would later play in Woodstock, among other places. But before this happened, the US American Jimi Hendrix had to take the road via England to be recognised as a star in his home country. We remember important stages in the short life of the immortal rock guitarist, who would have turned 70 on 27 November.

Full Power Back

eclipsed No. 135 / 11-2011

11. April 2014

Not for Branson: Oldfield's turbulent time at Virgin Records

40 years ago Mike Oldfield entered Richard Branson's semi-finished studio The Manor. In 1972/73 he recorded his rock-historical album "Tubular Bells" there. The surprise success laid the foundation for Branson's Virgin Empire. Before 20 the business relationship between Virgin Music and the musician of the century came to an end - Oldfield and the label boss hadn't been friends for a long time.


eclipsed No. 119 / 4-2010

11. April 2014

Inventor of Olympus

They are among the most celebrated rock guitarists in the world. They once played in the same band, though not at the same time. After their departure from the Yardbirds, the careers of Jeff Beck (65) and Eric Clapton, who turns 65 on March 30, developed completely differently. eclipsed traces the paths of the fundamentally different (musician) characters, visited one of the rare joint concerts in London, spoke with Mr. Beck himself and interviewed numerous fellow musicians about their eternal rivals.

"I'm not a blues snob, I'm a rocker!"

eclipsed No. 110 / 4-2009

10. April 2014

Have you ever been to Electric Ladyland...?

Concerts, press and photo appointments, gruelling studio sessions, growing tensions between musicians, pressure from management - despite all these factors, a new album of the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released in the autumn of 1968: the legendary double LP "Electric Ladyland", the third and last recording of the trio. By the time it happened, Hendrix, bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell had come a long, stony and intoxicated way.

Back to the Front

eclipsed No. 100 / 4-2008

10. April 2014

eclipsed at Rockpalast
"Tschörmen tellewischen praudli prisents..."

"Rockpalast" - this name still awakens happy memories of long nights, great parties and extraordinary concerts for rock fans decades later. And the palace still keeps its portal open today. But it was the early "Rockpalast" nights that gave the musical building its historic glory.

100 memorable events in rock history

eclipsed No. 54 / 7/8-2003

09. April 2014