According to legendary keyboardist (and reknowned for being in the right place at the right time) Al Kooper, he says Max Weinberg is out as the drummer and bandleader for the new Conan O'Brien Show. No official, word, but a couple links on the web seem to be pretty sure there will be a change.
"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," Kooper said. "That’s the only change. But I mean, there was a lotta conflict because of Springsteen. So now he can play with Springsteen whenever he wants."
Kooper shares some bandmembers with Max, so would seem to be a good source. And Max wasn't playing in the YouTube videos I saw from the recent Conan O'Brien concert tour, when Eddie Vedder played on stage with the band.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon is devoting the week of May 10 to special shows saluting the Rolling Stones' iconic album Exile On Main Street. The album will be reissued on May 18 with 10 previously unreleased tracks from the original recording sessions. Leading up to the release, a number of major acts will perform covers of songs from Exile on Fallon's show, and the Friday, May 14 episode will feature the premiere of a new documentary about the album's creation, called Stones In Exile.
Green Day has now been confirmed — via Roots drummer ?uestlove's Twitter — to kick it off on May 10. Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Phish are already set to each play a different song from the album throughout the week. This, according to Billboard.
It is my favorite Stones album. Deep rock and roll, blues and high-on-stuff brilliance. It's one remastering and re-release that makes sense in an ocean of retread music that labels ship out, tending to drown out the worthy candidates, like this, that deserve their due...
see Stones in Exile trailer