We've gone through this before, when Team Coco moved from Late Night to The Tonight Show. Now, as the they leave NBC altogether for TBS, we're going through it again: it's been reported that Max Weinberg won't be returning to television with Conan O'Brien.
The drummer's role as band leader will be given to Jimmy Vivino, who is pretty cool too, but not really. If you're trying to hold back the tears, you're not the only one. In a statement to the public, Mr. O'Brien said:
Max has been a huge part of my life for the past 17 years and he is an incredible band leader and musician. I hope he can find time to stop by the new show, sit in with the band, and pretend to find my monologue funny.
Aww. We'll miss Max too, for all that he's taught us over the years: