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NBC confirmed online reports today that Kevin Eubanks, Jay Leno's affable bandleader, will step down from his post sometime after original installments of The Tonight Show resume in March. Eubanks told the peacock he wants to try other things, a network insider said, though it's still not clear when he'll abdicate his late night gig (or whether the entire band will go with him).  For now, he is expected to be present for Leno's much-talked about return to Tonight on March 1. Eubanks' potential replacement and the band's status is one of many logistical issues confronting Leno, as he and »


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