It wouldn’t be The E Street Band without him

Weinberg Off ‘Late Night’ for Bruce
Max Weinberg is packing up his drum kit to take a leave of absence from Conan O’Brien’s “Late Night.”
The NBC show’s bandleader is going out on the road with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band in a tour to support the new album, “The Rising,” it was announced Friday.
The tour, which opens Aug. 7 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., will stretch into next year.
Jimmy Vivino, guitarist for the Max Weinberg Seven, will be the bandleader after Weinberg begins his hiatus on July 19. James Wormworth will sit in on drums.
“Mighty Max” Weinberg has been a member of the E Street Band since 1974. He took a previous leave from O’Brien’s show for Springsteen’s reunion tour in 1999-2000.