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Jay Leno‘s longtime bandleader and sidekick, Kevin Eubanks, is leaving The Tonight Show, Extra confirms.

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Kevin “wanted a change” and decided to leave the show to pursue other opportunities, a source told Extra. Another source said Kevin will appear on the debut of the new Tonight Show on March 1.

Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish front man-turned-country star, is a rumored replacement.

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Kevin joined The Tonight Show in 1992 and became the bandleader two years later.

He was also the bandleader on The Jay Leno Show.

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For more on this story tune in to Extra tonight!

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