O'Brien confirmed Monday that Weinberg won’t be joining him on “Conan,” his new late-night program set to debut in November. Weinberg had been O'Brien’s musical sidekick for 17 years, on both “Late Night” and the “Tonight Show.”
In a statement, O'Brien said Weinberg has been “a huge part of my life for the past 17 years.” He says he hopes Weinberg still finds time to visit the new show “and pretend to find my monologue funny.”
Weinberg is also the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band.
O'Brien’s short-lived stint as NBC’s “Tonight” show host ended in January.