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Conan O'Brien has announced details of the house band for his upcoming TBS chatshow. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedian has revealed that he will be joined by the Basic Cable Band when Conan premieres next month. Jimmy Vivino - who previously worked on The Tonight Show and Late Night With Conan O'Brien - has been confirmed as the leader of the group, while the other members will be Scott Healy, Mike Merritt, Mark (more) »
- By Lara Martin
HollywoodNews.com: Conan O’Brien spoke about Max Weinberg’s departure as bandleader from his TBS late night talk show in November by praising the musician as “incredible.”
“Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years,” said O’Brien in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band, and pretend to find my monologue funny.”
Weinberg will be replaced by Jimmy Vivino, a longtime guitarist and keyboard player, in Conan’s band.
Weinberg, who also plays drums in Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street band, exclaimed, “17 years — a lifetime on TV. Conan and I met on a New York City street corner in the Spring of 1993 and my association with Conan, his staff, and crew has been a deeply rewarding experience for me. And, making music with Jimmy Vivino, Mark Pender, La Bamba, »
Sadly, one of the great host-bandleader unions of all time has come to an end. Max Weinberg will not be a part of Conan O’Brien’s new TBS late night show, Conan. Both Weinberg and O’Brien issued statements cordially wishing the other well and saying that Weinberg may drop by the show in the future.
Weinberg probably sealed his fate when swam into the bad blood between O’Brien and Jay Leno and tried to replace Kevin Eubanks on The Tonight Show this past April. Movieline also reported that Weinberg would “send interns to do gardening work at his house” and “involve staffers in his pay disputes with the network.” He was also notably absent during Conan’s Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. Still, the guy was hilarious and his deadpan face was amazing. He’ll be missed. Hit the jump for the press release. »
- Matt Goldberg
Max Weinberg leaves Conan By mutual agreement, Conan O'Brien's longtime bandleader, Max Weinberg will not be returning to lead the late night band he created in 1993 as Conan moves to his new home at TBS on November 8th.
Beginning on September 13th of 1993 "The Max Weinberg 7" and later " The Max Weinberg 7 and The Tonight Band" were favorites among both fans and critics. With an uncanny ability to combine high quality music and unmatched comedic timing Max played a pivotal role in Conan O'Brien's nightly shows.
Conan O'Brien stated, "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."
Added Weinberg, "17 years--a lifetime on TV. Conan and I met on a »
"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," O'Brien said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
A rep for O'Brien says it was a mutual decision for Weinberg to leave.
Said Weinberg, "17 years -- a lifetime on TV. Conan and I met on a New York City street corner in the Spring of 1993 and my association with Conan, his staff, and crew has been a deeply rewarding experience for me. And, making music with Jimmy Vivino, Mark Pender, La Bamba, Jerry Vivino, Scott Healey, Mike Merritt, and percussionist James »
- By Lindsay Powers
Filmmaker Art Holliday is hosting a fundraising concert on Sept 19th for his documentary Johnnie Be Good and we are giving away tickets for the event. Jonnie Be Good is the story of St. Louis native Johnnie Johnson, who took his place in the Rock-n-Roll Hall Of Fame.
Johnnie’s Jam: A Tribute to Johnnie Johnson
The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 7 p.m.
1. You must be in the St. Louis area on the day of the concert.
2. Fill out your name and email address below.
3. Tell us one thing that you admire about Johnnie Johnson.
If you don’t win, you can still purchase tickets to the event. Tickets can be purchased through MetroTix (314-534-1111 or Metrotix.com).
“Johnnie.s Jam. features Conan O.Brien musicians as well as Holliday.s discussion on his seven year documentary project about the life and music of »
- Melissa Howland
Johnnie Be Good Fundraising Efforts Music documentary on Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson gets fundraising concert with Conan O.Brien musicians & a tax deductible crowd-funding site on IndieGoGo
St. Louis: Filmmaker Art Holliday is hosting a September 19th fundraising concert .Johnnie.s Jam: A Tribute to Johnnie Johnson. at The Sheldon for his music documentary Johnnie Be Good, the story of St. Louis native and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Johnnie Johnson. This film is also featured on the site IndieGoGo where people can .buy. various tax deductible items from the film while helping Mr. Holliday build up the funds needed to finish the film.
“Johnnie.s Jam. features Conan O.Brien musicians as well as Holliday.s discussion on his seven year documentary project about the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Johnnie Johnson and show excerpts from the film-in-progress. La singer/songwriter »
- Movie Geeks
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