First, rumors pointed to [lastfm]Darius Rucker[/lastfm]. Then, [lastfm]Max Weinberg[/lastfm]. Now, we find out who is REALLY going to be the new bandleader on the Tonight Show. And, he’s leaving an even BIGGER show to take the gig. Think you know who it is???
If you’ve ever watched American Idol, you know the name [lastfm]Rickey Minor[/lastfm]. He’s Idol’s bandleader and musical director – until this season ends, that is. he’s jumping over to Team Leno as the new bandleader on Tonight. His debut is June 7th. “I am honored to be a part of the ‘Tonight Show’ legacy,” Minor said last night. We already knew Kevin Eubanks was jumping ship from the Leno Show, but he made it official on Monday night’s episode.
So, [lastfm]Paula Abdul[/lastfm] leaves, Simon Cowell leaves, Rickey Minor leaves. Could it FINALLY be over? PLEASE!!!!