Max Weinberg: 'They stopped my heart for seven hours'

Max weinberg

Max weinberg

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Max Weinberg has spoken about his return to the kit after heart surgery.

The E Street Band sticksman told all about his recovery from surgery to repair a heart valve earlier this year.

He said: "They stopped my heart for seven hours. The recovery was grueling, but now my health is fantastic."

Max is now back at top form behind the kit, touring the US with a 15-piece big band, adding that returning to the E Street Band isn't on the cards just yet, but when Bruce is ready "we'll all be there, ready, willing and able to rock".

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).