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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Turtleboy, Oct 8, 2009.
Doubt it, this was a one shot for the Superbowl.
Bandleader Kevin Eubanks Will Leave Jay Lenos Tonight Show
Too bad, IMO, I really enjoyed Kev's interaction with Jay. Hopefully he'll change his mind.
Maybe they can hire Cleto of Jimmy Kimmel to take the spot since he did a good laughing impersonation of him.
No big loss, IMO. There's not shortage of talented, charismatic musicians in LA that would kill to have a daily gig that pays what this job pays.
Maybe John Melendez can be the new bandleader?
I'm curious as to why the departure, the timing is interesting with everything that has gone on.
I wonder why?
If it was a Kevin Eubanks decision, I'm not sure why he'd make that decision now. But if it was a Leno/NBC decision, I think it makes perfect sense. Kevin's been there a long time. The show is getting stale. People complained that there wasn't anything different when the show moved to primetime. So replacing the band leader and changing that dynamic could go a long way to changing people's perceptions that the show is old and stale.
Changing the host would do a better job of changing perceptions, but the suits at NBC haven't proven to be the sharpest tacks in the box.
Well obviously they're not going to do that. They've already tried that and it didn't work. While you (and many others) may not like Leno's brand of safe comedy, he's proven for almost two decades that people do enjoy watching him. For that reason, NBC is willing to pay him tens of millions of dollars per year.
I hope they don't get Max Weinberg for Jay's Tonight Show
There are unsubstantiated rumors that Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, will replace Kevin Eubanks.
I guess that country music career isn't working out, eh?
haha. Except, well, he won one of the major awards this past year and is touring through the summer, so it would seem that his country music career is doing just fine.
As to the rest of the rumor, who knows...
Touring is supposedly why Kevin wants to leave...
He needs a band. What Jimmy Fallon (or whomever is producing) did with the Roots is just pure genious. No need for fake chemistry, just bring the whole band!
I would be amazed if that happened, since Rucker's own career is in full swing right now. Doesn't make any sense.
I hate people.
Was the same reason why Conan could not hire Max Weinberg back in 94.
Max Weinberg has been with Conan since 1993. At the time, the E Street Band was "on hiatus" until 1999.