Conan O'Brien's longtime bandleader Max Weinberg isn't following him to TBS.
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.
"Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years and he is an incredible band leader and musician," O'Brien said in a statement. "I hope he can find time to stop by the show, sit in with the band and pretend to find my monologue funny."
Weinberg, who's also the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, said his time with O'Brien and crew was "a deeply rewarding experience" and that he does "look forward to dropping by."