Despite NBC and Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco throwing barbs at one another, it appears that there may be a defector in the Team Coco camp, according to Movieline.
Movieline reports that Conan O’Brien bandleader Max Weinberg, who is also the longtime primary drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, has been making some rumblings about taking the "Tonight Show" bandleader position after Kevin Eubanks exits.
Eubanks announced his plans to depart from "Tonight" in February. NBC wouldn’t comment on the Weinberg-"Tonight Show" rumors.
Conan is in the midst of planning his summer comedy tour, bringing along some of the Max Weinberg 7 bandmates. But, Weinberg himself isn’t part of the tour. No word on what the E-Street Band will be doing this summer. .