As the dust from the Late Night Wars finally begins to settle, one residual blow is being taken to Jay Leno’s refurbished Tonight Show. There are reports that Kevin Eubanks – Jay’s chuckling bandleader for the past 14 years – will not be riding shotgun during Leno’s second tenure as host. Apparently, the primetime bandleader doesn’t want to be an accessory to robbery.
With the Tonight Show band gig now open and The Roots already taken, maybe Hip-Hop will get another late night look.
Snoop Dogg, anyone?