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Max Weinberg's Son to Sub in at a Handful of Springsteen Gigs

March 20, 2009 12:39 PM ET

Max Weinberg's 19-year-old son Jay Weinberg will be subbing in for his father on a "small number" of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band gigs this summer. It will likely only be for the European leg of the tour, since that coincides with the June 2nd premiere of Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show, featuring Max as the bandleader. "Once again, I want to express my appreciation to Conan O'Brian, and everyone on his team, for making it possible for Max to continue to do double duty for both us and for him," Bruce Springsteen said in a statement. "We promise to return him in one piece." Max Weinberg joined the E Street Band in 1974 and hasn't missed a single show since. Jay Weinberg, who plays in the metal band The Reveling, played "Born To Run" at Giants Stadium last summer (captured in the fancam footage above). According to fan reports, Jay has been rehearing with the E Street Band all week in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Last month Rock Daily spoke to E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt about the possibility of Max missing some gigs. "It's hard for me to picture a show without Max, honestly," he said. "It really won't be the E Street Band. I guess various members will come and go as we go through these last few years together. If there's a few shows where he's not there, I'm sure it will be fine. Most of the time he's gotta be there though. There's no drummer that could replace Max. There might be someone temporary that comes in and we'll have to adjust the show accordingly. What nobody understands is that not only is Max a great drummer, Max reads Bruce's mind. You can't learn that. That's impossible to learn. You could spend months rehearsing and you'll never get that."

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