|Why isn't Max Weinberg back with the band? |
After the Tonight Show conflict, Max Weinberg underwent a twelve hour, open heart valve repair surgery; he stated that the conflict itself did not help his heart condition. After the surgery, Weinberg decided to quit his television career, and continue his involved with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. In addition, Weinberg started his own band, under the name the Max Weinberg Big Band.
|Who is "Conan"'s houseband? |
Conan's houseband is The Basic Cable Band, under the musical direction of Jimmy Vivino.
Jimmy Vivino – bandleader, musical director, electric guitar, arrangements, vocals
Scott Healy – keyboards
Mike Merritt – bass guitar
Mark Pender – trumpet, acoustic guitar, vocals
Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg – trombone, percussion, vocals
Jerry Vivino – saxophones, flute, clarinet
James Wormworth – drums, percussion
(taken from Wikipedia)