Leno's back -- but sidekick Kevin Eubanks won't be.
Eubanks, who joined the show in 1992, "wanted a change" and decided to leave the show to go after other opportunities, according to an Extra! source.
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Eubanks first signed on to Leno's program as part of the band, eventually ascending to the position of bandleader in 1994.
He followed Leno to his failed prime-time effort, "The Jay Leno Show," an NBC experiment that flopped in the ratings.
Leno will return to his "Tonight Show" late-night slot March 1, replacing his successor, Conan O'Brien, whose version of "Tonight" also flunked.
Eubanks will be part of the March 1 debut, according to the source, but it was unclear when his final air date would be.