Here’s the first look of new “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” bandleader Rickey Minor in his new, post-“American Idol” home. Tonight’s episode includes a cold open featuring Leno and Minor, joking about Minor’s decision to leave “Idol.” That follows with the late night talker’s new opening theme song.
Read more about the new “Tonight Show” band, featuring several “Idol” alums, here.
Here’s Minor’s first appearance — although the theme song is annoyingly edited out. We’ll get it for you shortly.