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Kevin Eubanks

May Bail on Jay Leno

2/16/2010 7:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kevin Eubanks -- the longtime bandleader on Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show" -- may leave the show once it re-emerges after the Olympics.

Kevin Eubanks May Bail on Jay Leno
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radio in L.A. first reported the story this AM. NBC has confirmed Kevin wants to tour and record and -- although he'll be there for Jay's debut next month -- his long-term prospects on the show are uncertain.

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Durelle    

Kevin may be feeling stuck with no room to grow. I don't think he is at all happy with the way things went down with Jay. Some sort of disrespect for Jay on some level. I think Kevin is a really nice person and cares about people, where Jay told Oprah "It's just business." I don't buy it. Kevin, I think it's think it's time to spread your wings. You have plenty of money to be able to get a feel for what else is out there.

1624 days ago
47.

Patrick Joseph    

Jay should retire and give it to Conan, what's the problem, Jay doesn't have enough money to survive?!?!

1624 days ago
48.

Colorado4US    

Maybe Eubanks can record a laugh track that other shows can use. Chuckling was about all he was good for on Leno

1624 days ago
49.

Fibb    

Good Riddens/ the guy is boring & has no talent as a guitar player. Who in their right mind would pay to see this clown perform.

1624 days ago
50.

Keith    

Kevin isn't leaving anytime soon. If anything, he'll work at out a deal so he can go on hiatus for awhile and return as the bandleader after his tour (Much like Max Weinberg did on Conan O' Brien)

1572 days ago
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sue    

So what Kevin thinks he i going to fing a bigger gig?

1469 days ago
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