Max Weinberg Won’t Be Back for Conan


Looks like Conan won't be bringing band leader Max Weinberg with him to TBS. Or so says Jimmy Vivino, a guitarist and keyboardist who played on Conan's previous shows, and who told St. Louis's Riverfront Times, "I'll be leading the band" come Conan's premiere on November 8. Vivino also implied that Weinberg is content with the arrangement. "Max has his big band out there that has been his dream all his life, kind of a Buddy Rich band," Vivino said, before referring to Weinberg's work with Bruce Springsteen. "And there's a kid in Jersey that works with him occasionally. A singer-songwriter! Some guy that's got some hope over there!" [Riverfront Times via ArtsBeat/NYT]