Sachel Maxwell "Max" Weinberg erblickte am 13. April 1951 in Newark, NJ das Licht der Welt. Während seiner College Zeit trommelte er in diversen Bands (unter anderem "The Epsilons" sowie "Blackstone") und verdiente sich erste Lorbeeren im Rock'n Roll Zirkus. 1974 las er eine Suchanzeige in der "Village Voice" und traf auf Bruce Springsteen, der nach dem Ausstieg von Vinni "Mad Dog" Lopez und Ernest Carter händeringend nach einen neuen Schlagzeuger suchte. Seit dieser Zeit ist Max Weinberg fester Bestandteil der E Street Band.

Rock'n Roll Band needs a Drummer
    No Jr. Ginger Baker's

          - Bruce Springsteen / "Village Voice", 1974

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Max Weinberg war Gründungsmitglied der Hard Rock Band "Blackstone". Die Band wurde Ende der 1960er Jahre von Tom Butler (Bass), Kevin Collins (Orgel), Dave Des Rochers (Gitarre), Tom Flynn (Gesang) und Max Weinberg (Schlagzeug, Percussion) ins Leben gerufen. 1970 erschien im EPIC Musikverlag das Debütalbum "Blackstone".

Blackstone - "Blackstone" (Album, 1970)


1. Love, Love, Love
2. Sing
3. Moondog
4. Freedom Rider
5. Time
6. KC Funk (Whole Lotta Livin' Lovin')
7. Sleep Tonight
8. Thinking
9. Woman Who Lives Alone

Late Night with Conan O'Brien:

Seit den Anfängen der Talkshow "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" im Jahre 1993 war Max Weinberg ständiger Leiter der Showband "The Max Weinberg 7". Ausserdem fungierte Max Weinberg als Co-Host und durfte sein komödiantisches Können unter Beweis stellen. Leider wurde die beliebte NBC-Show im Frühjahr 2010 abgesetzt. 
Daraufhin gründete Max Weinberg die "Max Weinberg Big Band" und entschloss sich, seine Fernsehkarriere vorerst auf Eis zu legen und mit Bruce Springsteen auf Tour zu gehen.

Im September 2010 wurde bekannt, dass Conan O'Brien ab November 2010 auf "TBS Network" seine Late-Night-Show weiterführen wird. Max Weinberg lehnte ein neues Engagement jedoch ab.

Die Pressemeldung vom 27.09.2010:

By mutual agreement, Conan O'Brien's longtime bandleader, Max Weinberg will not be returning to lead the late night band he created in 1993 as Conan moves to his new home at TBS on November 8th.
Beginning on September 13th of 1993 "The Max Weinberg 7" and later "Max Weinberg and The Tonight Show Band" were favorites among both fans and critics. With an uncanny ability to combine high quality music and unmatched comedic timing Max played a pivotal role in Conan O'Brien's nightly shows.
Conan O'Brien stated, "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."
Added Weinberg, "17 years — a lifetime on TV. Conan and I met on a New York City street corner in the Spring of 1993 and my association with Conan, his staff, and crew has been a deeply rewarding experience for me. And, making music with Jimmy Vivino, Mark Pender, La Bamba, Jerry Vivino, Scott Healey, Mike Merritt, and percussionist James Wormsworth enabled me to become a better musician and bandleader. I thank them for their first rate work on the bandstand. I wish Conan and his show the best and I do look forward to dropping by."


The Max Weinberg 7:

Am 17. Oktober 2000 veröffentliche Max Weinberg mit der "Conan O'Brien Showband" ein eigenes Album:

The Max Weinberg 7
Every weeknight for seven years, 5 million viewers have rocked and bopped to the sounds of the Max Weinberg 7 – “the best band in late night TV” (Tom Shales, The Washington Post) on NBC’s popular late-night offering, Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Now, after a record breaking worldwide tour with the reformed Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the highly respected drummer and his late-night “co-horts”, The Max Weinberg 7, make their album debut.
The Max Weinberg 7 (M&K Sound) release is a tour de force blend of rock, boogie, jump blues, and high energy swing with 17 vocal and instrumental tunes culled from the band’s songbook that audiences have enjoyed for years on the late-night hit show including “Rock This Joint,” Lollipop,” “Nervous Boogie,” and “Jumpted”; plus a MW7 original, “Catch ‘em In The Act,” featuring the tasty piano & vocals of the legendary Dr. John.
Called “the rhythmic backbone of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band” by Robert Palmer of The New York Times, Max has been heard on such landmark albums as Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Tunnel of Love, as well as 2 of the top-selling albums of all time: Born in the U.S.A. and Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell
The Max Weinberg 7 is produced by Max Weinberg and arranged by Jimmy Vivino. Executive Producers are Ken Kreisel, Eric Gardner, and Stephen Powers.


01. Jump Ted! 
02. Rock This Joint 
03. Nervous Boogie 
04. Walk Right In 
05. Roadrunner 
06. Baby Workout 
07. Rockin' Time 
08. Okie Dokie Stomp 
09. Chi 
10. Woody 
11. Jam Up 
12. Buzz Buzz Buzz 
13. Honeydripper 
14. Catch 'Em in the Act 
15. Sincerely 
16. Lollipop 
17. Last Minute

Max Weinberg als Buchautor:

Im Jahre 1980 erlitt Weinberg eine Sehnenscheidenentzündung, die sieben Operationen an seinem Handgelenk nach sich zogen. Während dieser Zeit veröffentlichte er ein Buch mit dem Titel "The Big Beat - Conversations with Rock's Greatest Drummers". Das Buch entwickelte sich innerhalb weniger Monate zum Verkaufsschlager und wanderte in den Vereinigten Staaten weit über 100.000 Mal über den Ladentisch. 


The author of this book, Max Weinberg, has been the drummer with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band since 1974. In this book he invites 14 of rock's great drummers to step out from behind their drums and take the spotlight. Commenting on the musical traditions they inspired, these drummers offer distinct perspectives on the origins of rock music and its 35-year growth. The book's subjects include Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, Levon Helm of The Band and Dino Danelli of the Young Rascals. Max Weinberg holds "Rolling Stone" magazine's Best Drummer Award for 1986.

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