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Tonight Show Bandleader Has Official Replacement!!

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Wow! They sure found a new guy quickly!

Just two days after Kevin Eubanks announced his resignation as band leader on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, we've learned that American Idol musical director Rickey Minor will be succeeding him in the position!

Although an official announcement will be made later today, NBC has confirmed that Minor has joined the late night talk show and will be debuting on June 7th!

Not bad, Jay! Pretty solid replacement, if you ask us!!

What do U think?? Are U excited about Rickey's new job??

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11 comments to “Tonight Show Bandleader Has Official Replacement!!”



  1. 1

    You are truly pathetic. This new broke YESTERDAY. Almost everything you post now is yesterday's news. What are you going to post tomorrow, "Obama beats McCain"?



  2. 2

    WHO CARESSS!! ONLY WHEN MUSICAL DIRECTORS ARE OVER THE HILL DO THEY TAKE TALK SHOW POSTS. OLE RICKY IS 50'S, BEST GIG HE CAN GET THESE DAYS THAT'S NON-TOURING. TRUTH, AND HE KNOWS IT. BETTER THAN IDOL SHIT - BUNCH OF AMATEURS.



  3. 3

    Leno is a racist!



  4. 4

    don't care — after conan debacle, i won't watch Tonight show



  5. 5

    Re: Mike4490 – really, if anyone comes here for gossip, they are truely pathetic. don't even understand why the few shows that still have him on, old old news. I can read gossip in the paper that is newer than this crap, but at least I can make fun of mario here.



  6. 6

    Are we EXCITED about his new job?

    ROTFLMAO What sort of stupid question is that?



  7. 7

    kinda funny that ricky minor looks a bit like kevin eubanks. leno must have a specific profile for his band leaders. kevin eubanks sucked at least ricky minor has tons of talent and hopefully won't butt in on jay while he's talking…
    oh, what do i care..i don't watch leno anymore…



  8. 8

    Stop kissing Rickey Minor's ass Mario…. you're not getting a spot on Idol next year.



  9. 9

    Will miss Kev but this guy looks pretty laid back too. Got to give the guy a chance.



  10. 10

    You are beyond slow. It was known before Jay went back to this time slot that Kevin was leaving, it just wasn't announced. It's not like this was an overnight thing you moron.



  11. 11

    Well… on the rare occasion that I can actually handle watching the pathetic Leno monologue it'll be a relief not to have to listen to that fake laugh in the background all the time. 'ha ha… yeah man…. ha ha… oh man….ha…'
    It'll also be a relief to not have to hear those same musical stabs after every joke.