NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jay Weinberg, son of longtime E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, will be filling in on the kit with the band while Max is away on his new gig with Conan O'Brien's new show.
The 19 year-old Jay will only need to be on hand for a "handful" of dates, likely on the European leg of the tour as it coincides with the June premier of Conan O'Brien's new show. Weinberg holds down a regular drummer slot in the NYC-based metal band The Reveling.
"I’ve been avoiding this question for weeks!" he says. "Thank God they finally announced it. We already did three days of rehearsals. Jay's a fantastic drummer. It’s in the Weinberg DNA. Although it’s gonna be tricky. No matter how much work he does, Max has an ability that no one has, which is the ability to read Bruce’s mind. That’s become a requirement over 30 years. So I’m sure there will be some slight adjustments as far as that goes. Bruce may have to actually tell him what song we’re about to play, you know what I mean? [Laughs] Those little things. But other than that, it’s gonna be great." Steve Van Zandt told Entertainment Weekly at this year's SXSW.
Weinberg's band, The Max Weinberg 7 was the house band for the television program Late Night with Conan O'Brien and they will continue with Conan's move to a new time-slot. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers