June 7th, 2010
03:34 PM ET

New band leader and theme for 'Tonight Show'

“The Tonight Show” gets a new bandleader Monday night.

Rickey Minor, the former musical director for “American Idol,” will be taking over for the departing Kevin Eubanks. Variety reports that Minor will be bringing a new band in as well as new “Tonight Show” theme.

Eubanks had been with the show for 15 years prior to his departure. He announced recently that he would be taking his band with him when he left the show which is hosted by Jay Leno.

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  1. oingoboingo86

    Seriously... is it a requirement for all band leaders to be bald? Just sayin'

    September 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. B--Dog

    The Ai band was horrible, I hope he fired all of them.
    Jay Leno is a doosh and NOT funny.

    September 21, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Head Diva In Charge

    I think this is a fresh start for Jay, and hopefully it works out. But now, who is going to do "Idol"?

    June 8, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. bmsvds

    Thank goodness. That old show theme was annoying.

    June 8, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |

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