Jimmy Vivino Takes Over for Max Weinberg on Conan

September 28th, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Conan O'Brien Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jimmy Vivino, the longtime guitarist for two of NBC’s talk shows has announced that he will be taking the place of Max Weinberg on Conan O’Brien’s new late night show on TBS.

As he shared with The St Louis Riverfront Times, Vivino will be the band’s new leader when the show premieres in November. “I’ll be leading the band, and James Wormworth will be playing drums now. He played half of ‘The Tonight Shows’ and a good quarter of the ‘Late Night’ shows,” Vivino stated.

As for Max Weinberg, “Max has his big band out there that has been his dream all his life, kind of a Buddy Rich band,” Vivino said. “And there’s a kid in Jersey that works with him occasionally. A singer-songwriter!”

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