Max Weinberg Quits Conan

By Andy Doerschuk Published September 29, 2010

It’s been a season of changes for the Weinberg drumming clan. Last week we announced Jay Weinberg’s sudden departure from East Coast hardcore band Madball and now his dad, Bruce Springsteen’s celebrated drummer Max Weinberg, has announced that he won’t continue as Conan O’Brien’s bandleader when the talk show host moves to TBS in November. “Seventeen years — a lifetime on TV,” Weinberg said in a statement. “Conan and I met on a New York City street corner in the spring of 1993 and my association with Conan, his staff, and crew has been a deeply rewarding experience for me.” Very hard act to follow.