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Yes And Genesis Members Form New Band

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Two of Prog rock’s finest have joined together in a new band. Steve Hackett and Chris Squire have formed Squackett (get it?!). The two veterans of Genesis and Yes, respectively, will issue their debut album as Squackett early next year.

Although Hackett hasn’t been a member of Genesis since leaving the band in 1977, Squire is still very much at the helm for the Yes ship and all her sail her. Yes’ latest album, ‘Fly From Here’, reached number 36 on the Billboard charts this past summer.  Hackett, also no stranger to keeping busy, issued his most recent effort, ‘Beyond The Shrouded Horizon’ this past September.

Speaking with Blog Talk Radio, Hackett gave some insight into the partnership, “There’ll be certain things on there that I think you’ll be hard-pressed to say this is a combination of guys that have come from Genesis and Yes. I think it’s bigger than that. We cast a wider net over all the genres”.

Esoteric Records will release the debut from Squackett on May 8th, 2012

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