Guitarist/songwriter Al Kooper, who has played with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Who and the Rolling Stones, said in an interview with Citypages that drummer Max Weinberg is no longer with Conan O’Brien’s band.
Rumors have swirled that Weinberg was being courted to join "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" after bandleader Kevin Eubanks announced his departure earlier this year.
Several of Kooper’s bandmates are with Conan’s touring band, and when Citypages asked if his bandmates went off with Conan and Max, he said Max was no longer with that band.
"They let him go. This is a big transition, and they’re all signing new contracts and everything so they replaced him, as far as I know," he said.