Max Weinberg Splits with Conan O’Brien

September 28th, 2010, 11:01 am by Greg

Max Weinberg

Max Weinberg

After 17 years of leading the band for late night stalwart Conan O’Brien on both “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and his short-lived stint on “The Tonight Show,” drummer Max Weinberg won’t be following O’Brien to TBS, where the late talk show host is slated to debut his new show, “Conan,” on Monday, November 8.

Weinberg’s departure was by mutual agreement, and in a statement, O’Brien said, “Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years, and he is an incredible band leader and musician. I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band, and pretend to find my monologue funny.”

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