Rickey Minor IN…Kevin Eubanks OUT

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Kevin Eubanks & Rickey Minor

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NBC took no time to replace band leader Kevin Eubanks for Jay Leno’s “Tonight show”. One day after Eubanks announced his May departure, NBC welcomed American Idol Music Director [lastfm]Rickey Minor [/lastfm]to the show. Minor will replace Eubanks on June 7th. 

He follows in the footsteps of [lastfm]Branford Marsalis [/lastfm]and Eubanks. Conan fans, no need to worry, Leno is not taking of E Street drummer [lastfm]Max Weinberg[/lastfm].

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