This weekend sees the beginning of Steve Hackett’s North American tour, beginning with Cruise To The Edge on the 3rd February. To celebrate, Steve has rerecorded GTR’s US hit single “When The Heart Rules The Mind” which you can hear online now.

“I always loved the track ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’. I think it is the strongest thing Steve Howe and I wrote together and I always wanted to do a version where I would sing it myself with the use of today’s production techniques. I’m also very pleased to have my friend Steve Rotheryon board doing additional guitar. I’m looking forward to taking my band on tour. It’ll be great to play both North and South America again celebrating Genesis, solo and GTR!” – Steve Hackett

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.