Max Weinberg, Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien’s rep says not so fast to a report that Max Weinberg will not return as O’Brien’s bandleader for his new TBS show.
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According to the rep, nothing with the TBS show has been set because they’re too busy with O’Brien’s tour at the moment.
Early in the week, Al Kooper, a veteran musician who once played with Weinberg, told City Pages that Weinberg and O’Brien would part ways. “They let him go,” Kooper said. “This is a big transition, and they’re all signing new contracts and everything, so they replaced him, as far as I know.”
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Weinberg served as O’Brien’s Late Night and Tonight Show bandleader, but opted to sit out O’Brien’s stand-up tour. A month before O’Brien’s departure from the Tonight Show, Weinberg premiered The Max Weinberg Big Band, and his official website says more tour dates will be announced.
Weinberg’s reps declined to comment.
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