Kevin Eubanks / Rickey MinorAs Kevin Eubanks prepares to leave Jay Leno and 'The Tonight Show,' NBC has announced he'll be replaced by 'American Idol' music director Rickey Minor. Eubanks made his May 28 exit date official during Monday's episode. Minor is expected to debut at 'Tonight' on June 7.

"We couldn't be more excited," said Debbie Vickers, 'Tonight' executive producer. She said the show "has a long tradition of acclaimed musicians in this role, and it's great to now include Rickey alongside Kevin and Branford (Marsalis)."