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Steve Hackett slams Genesis documentary

Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett has slammed a new documentary about the band, accusing producers of giving a "biased account" of the group's history.

Earlier this year (14), the original members of the British rock group reunited to film a BBC-commissioned movie, titled Genesis: Together and Apart.


While the documentary mainly focuses on the band's overall history, it also features the solo careers of its members, including Hackett, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks.


However, after the movie made its debut in the U.K. on 2 October (14), Hackett has come forward to share his disappointment with the lack of his own solo projects in the film.


He writes on his Facebook.com page, "It's certainly a biased account of Genesis history and totally ignores my solo work. It does not deliver the theme of Together and Apart. 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 went on to note that while R-KIVE, the record compilation which features Genesis' greatest hits plus three tracks from each band member's solo projects, represents each of them equally, he insists " the documentary does the opposite".


Hackett also insists he will not be promoting the documentary's DVD release next month (Nov14).


The film, given the title Genesis: Sum of the Parts got the U.S. market, will air in the States on 10 October (14).