Springsteen Drummer Sells L.A. Home, Heads for Jersey

springsteen drummerBruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg is a Jersey boy at heart, and after open-heart surgery a year ago, folks say he was itching to return to the Land of the Big Hair. So he and his wife, Rebecca, sold their Sunset Strip-area home in Los Angeles for $2.95 million.

Weinberg, 59, played drums for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. And when the band broke up, he floundered around a bit before accepting a gig on the Late Night With Conan O'Brien (1993-2009) as the host's band leader and comic foil -- a spot that drew him high critical praise. When Conan moved to the Tonight Show, Weinberg went with him (2009-2010) and simultaneously began a tour with Springsteen. Clearly, he's always had a foot on each coast.


After monitoring a heart condition for several years, a 12-hour surgery was performed in February 2010 to repair a leaky valve. Weinberg has never made any bones about preferring his Search Homes for Sale See photos of homes for sale in your area and across the country on AOL Real Estate native East Coast roots to California and wanted to be close to his family. He is returning to Monmouth County, N.J., where he owns a home. He and his family are huge fans of the New Jersey Devils and play ice hockey on the two-acre pond in front of their house. Plus, with his family living in New Jersey, well, we get it: Commuting sucks.

The Mid-Century Modern home that he bought in 2009 for $2,888,000 has sliding walls of glass that disappear into wall pockets. The one-acre grounds include a swimming pool and an expansive lawn with city views. The kitchen was recently remodeled with custom cabinetry and Miele appliances and is adjacent to the living room that has 14-foot ceilings. There are dual poured concrete vanities and hardwood floors in the master bedroom.

The main house, which has three bedrooms and two baths, is connected by a covered breezeway to a two-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse.

H. Blair Chang and Billy Rose of Prudential California, Beverly Hills, had the listing, according to the MLS, while Brett Lawyer of Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyer.





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lensue88

Julie and BC - I grew up in NJ one town away from Rumson where Bruce and Max have/had homes. NJ gets a bad rap, there are beautiful areas here, the beach is close and lots of good restaurants. I have also never been to CA but NJ is not just the reality shows.

March 25 2011 at 10:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Campbell Hayden

I am forced to wonder, after all of his success by means of his Band, if 'The Boss' had enough brains/generosity to put a profit sharing plan together for everyone who helped him get where he is. I don't find the house 'totally' uninviting, but it has more than enough windows so that car thieves don't have to worry about anyone waking up in the morning. Bang! Bang!

February 03 2011 at 6:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Campbell Hayden

I am forced to wonder, after all of his success by means of his Band, if 'The Boss' had enough brains/generosity to put a profit sharing plan together for everyone who helped him get where he is. I don't find Mr. Weinberg's house 'totally' uninviting at all, but it has more than enough windows so that car and/or any other kind of thieves don't have to worry about anyone waking up in the morning. Bang! Bang!

February 03 2011 at 5:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sharky

okay so who owns this house i have seen the pictures of this house twice now once when it was just bought by another owner and now saying it was this guy Max's. So who do you believe is this real news or just another example of national enquirer

February 02 2011 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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kevin

it was formally owned by Jake Gyllenhall's folks and sold when they divorced. Max bought it and now it has sold.

February 03 2011 at 12:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hi Todd

Max, cut Conan lose, he is a LOSER!!!!!!!

February 02 2011 at 4:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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bubba

Learn how to spell loose, loser,,,BILL BUTTFACE MAHER IS THE WORSE EVER...

February 02 2011 at 4:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Julie

Going to Jersey? Why, for heavens sake?

February 02 2011 at 4:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
BC

Why anyone would want to be in New Jersey when they could be in Southern California is beyond me. But one less in SoCal is good, too many here now. Hope he likes snow and ice! He picked a bad time to go back.

February 02 2011 at 3:36 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Jules

Nice but bland. Takes the Minimalist-look too far, and seems more like an impersonal high-end boutique hotel than a home. Maybe this staging was more for marketing and to ultimately try and sell the property instead. Realtors always tell sellers to declutter and remove all personal photos and touches.

February 02 2011 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
D

Frank Lloyd Wright-esque

February 02 2011 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
R

Cold and uninviting..needs more crap..I have a basement full of crap. I actually could furnish this house with more crap and still have plenty crap left over to do another house that may need crap.

February 02 2011 at 12:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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skeeteril

HOLY CRAP!

February 02 2011 at 2:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PM

LOL...too funny!!!!

February 02 2011 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply