"Extra" has confirmed that "American Idol" musical director Rickey Minor is headed for "The Tonight Show."
Eubanks announced on Monday that he would be leaving the show May 28, but his replacement was to be announced on Wednesday's "Tonight Show."
Longtime "Tonight Show" bandleader Kevin Eubanks has officially given his notice to boss, Jay Leno.
Eubanks announced his departure during Monday's taping of the show, saying he was ready for a career change after 18 years, AP reports.
Kevin also said the NBC late-night show has been his "home" for so many years, and that he relished the "wonderful experience" he has had working there.
It looks like Kevin Eubanks has had a change of heart.
Earlier this week, there was much speculation on whether the bandleader would leave "The Tonight Show" when it returned March 1.
Eubanks now says he'll return, albeit in a reduced role. The musician, who has been with the show since 1992, tweeted on Thursday: "I'll still be around on the show, but less as of now. I'll tweet when a definite plan is set." He also thanked his fans for their kind messages.L.A.'s K-EARTH 101 first reported Jay Leno's longtime sidekick could be leaving the late-night show.