Max Weinberg’s Son Sets Late Night Homecoming

Two weeks after Conan O’Brien’s triumphant return to his former home at 30 Rock, another homecoming of sorts is set to take place on his old show.

Drummer Jay Weinberg, who currently serves as drummer for crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, will sit in with Late Night with Seth Meyers’ 8G Band next month.

Under the musical direction of Fred Armisen, The 8G Band frequently invites artists to sub in for Armisen on drums. Other recent guest drummers have included Fall Out Boy’s Andrew Hurley, No Doubt’s Adrian Young, and Mudhoney’s Dan Peters.

Weinberg’s presence on Late Night creates something of a full-circle moment for the franchise. His father, Max Weinberg, was the drummer and bandleader for O’Brien’s house band.

Best known as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Max led the Max Weinberg 7 throughout O’Brien’s tenure on Late Night, from 1993-2009. He remained bandleader for The Tonight Show band during Conan’s 2009-2010 run on Tonight.

“I have countless foundational memories from pretty much growing up just two floors down at 30 Rock,” Jay Weinberg wrote on Instagram. (O’Brien’s Late Night shot in Studio 6A at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Meyers is two floors up in Studio 8G.)

Conan diehards might also note that from 2014-2023, Jay Weinberg was the drummer of heavy metal band Slipknot, who have their own history with Conan’s Late Night.

Jay Weinberg sits in with the 8G Band May 6-9.

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