Credit: Lee MillwardEarlier this month, the 2014 Genesis documentary Sum of the Parts, which premiered in the U.S. on Showtime in October, was released on DVD and Blu-ray. The film featured brand-new interviews with all five members of the band’s classic early 1970s lineup, including guitarist Steve Hackett. The doc focused on the group’s history as well as each member’s solo career, but Hackett tells ABC News Radio that he wasn’t very happy about the amount of coverage his own work outside of the group was given.

“I got on board believing, naively perhaps, that we would all be equally represented,” he says. “But the short of it is, I did two hours to camera on my own and two hours with the band sitting ’round, but it was heavily butchered in the cutting room stage…And I think something that was presented initially as an idea of something completely democratic ended up being something other than that.”

Hackett says he was much happier with the 2014 companion compilation, R-Kive, on which the band members collaborated in conjunction with the documentary.

“I perhaps mistakenly thought that because of the album that we were all working on together that we were all Genesis and we were all equals once more, but sadly it’s not to be,” he laments.

He adds that the experience he had with the film project makes him doubt that the band members will be able to come together for any type of reunion.

“When people ask me…is there gonna be a reformation, I say, ‘[L]ook at the documentary and you’ll get an idea of the priorities that come across,” says Hackett, “and I think it’s probably extremely unlikely.”

Having said that, the guitar virtuoso tells ABC News Radio that he still would be open to playing with his ex-band mates if by some chance they all agreed to a reunion.

“I think that I’ve always been up for that,” he admits. “It’s been decades I’ve been saying, ‘Call me if you need me.’ So, my door’s open to that, certainly.”

As for Hackett’s upcoming plans, he will be bringing his Genesis Extended tribute tour to South America in March. Then, on April 7, he will release a new solo album titled Wolflight. Visit HackettSongs.com for all the latest news on Steve.

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