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The Duke & The King: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Rob Hughes, Uncut, August 2009

DRUMMER AND SOMETIME SINGER Simone Felice always seemed the least predictable of The Felice Brothers. It was Simone, for instance you'd most likely find dangling from a speaker monitor, or launching a ninja attack on a bass drum halfway through a show. Then there's his shadow career as novelist/short story writer. Now, having taken permanent leave from the Catskills-based band comes his new project, The Duke & The King, a collaborative effort with Robert 'Chicken' Burke. It's as far removed from the combustible racket of his siblings as is possible to imagine, Felice instead heading for the sweet spot between '70s FM radio and the boom years of Topanga Canyon.

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