'Idol' Bandleader Rickey Minor to Replace Kevin Eubanks

"Extra" has confirmed that "American Idol" musical director Rickey Minor is headed for "The Tonight Show."

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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."

Minor has a long list of musical credits, including working as musical director for
Beyoncé, Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, plus many more big-name celebrities.

The new bandleader will debut with Jay Leno and the "Tonight Show Band" on June 7.

The move was first reported by TMZ.