Monday, April 12, 2010

Kevin Eubanks will leave "Tonight" in six weeks

Kevin Eubanks' days are numbered. His last day as the bandleader on "The Tonight Show" will be May 28, according to an Associated Press report.

"After 18 years of playing America into commercials, I'm gonna go somewhere where I can finish a song," Eubanks told Leno when asked what he planned to do first.

"You've been a great friend and really supportive," Leno told him during the taping of Monday's show. "When those jokes die, I got to look to you, man."

Eubanks told the AP in an interview that he had no specific plans and was "keeping everything open."