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Max Weinberg Courts Jay Leno – Did he Betray Conan?

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Movieline is reporting that Conan O’Brien’s band leader, Max Weinberg, is vying to replace Kevin Eubanks as Leno’s bandleader.  He apparently has wanted the job as ‘The Tonight Show’ band leader for some time, and when Leno replaced Conan, Weinberg defected Team Coco.  Movieline also points out that Weinberg and Conan may not have as close a relationship as originally thought, as Weinberg is “conspicuously absent” from Conan’s summer tour.  Maybe if Conan goes to Fox he can employ Kevin Eubanks as his bandleader, and then he and Leno can call it even.