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It’s hard To Be a Rock-Drummer: Max Weinberg’s Fate in the Balance

Rumors are swirling furiously on entertainment blogs about whether Max Weinberg, Conan O’Brien’s longtime drummer and comedic foil, will be rehired for Conan’s upcoming TBS cable show.

The kerfuffle started when Weinberg’s fellow Jewish rock musician Al Kooper (born Alan Kuperschmidt) told an interviewer that Weinberg had been “fired” because of conflicts with Weinberg’s performing schedule with Bruce Springsteen, as well as Conan’s production team not appreciating Weinberg’s purported approaches – yet another rumor – to replace Kevin Eubanks as Jay Leno’s bandleader.

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