Yesterday it was announced that Max Weinberg, Conan O’Brien’s band leader for the last 17 years will not be making the jump with the ginger one when his new show, Conan begins this on TBS November 8th.
Both sides declared the split amicable and still have lotsa love for each other and already made statements that Weinberg will make appearances on the show in the future. Jimmy Vivino will be the new band leader and James Wormworth (who fills in for Max when he’s out) will be the full-time drummer. So in reality, the band will pretty much be the lineup/roles it is when Max is on the road with Bruce Springsteen.
In honor of Max’s departure we thought we’d bring you one of our favorite bits he did on the show… the Max Weinberg PSA’s.