Ex-Y&T Drummer Leonard Haze...Our Best Of
9/30/2016 12:53:28 PM by Frank Hill

In 1974, Leonard Haze was a founding member of the hard rock band known as Y&T (formerly Yesterday & Today). Many rock connoisseurs consider the group's early 80s albums--"Earthshaker", "Black Tiger" and "Mean Steak", as groundbreaking triumphs of US hard rock. Lenny also played drums for successful acts like Ronnie Montrose and Ian Gillan (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath).

Lenny passed away September 11, 2016 at age 61 after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for several years. Maximum Metal was fortunate enough to have a personal friendship with Lenny over the past few years. We had intended to create a series of posts with his stories and experiences, but with his passing we are presenting the best of them in one full tribute column.

Highlights include a full description of his drum kit setup, his biggest influences, favorite guitarists and more.

Read our tribute column here: [Full Column Link]

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Demons and Wizards The Kovenant
Loudness Nightwish
Steel Prophet Big Dumb Face
Mondo Generator Disturbed
Twelfth Gate Cradle of Filth
December Machine Head
Commit Suicide Dirty Power
Gun Barrel Celestial Ode
Overkill Godsmack
Queensryche Seether
Ravage Sickspeed
Legend Black Label Society
Pyn Siren Pelican
Endless Time Nicta
Black Sabbath Catch 22
Godiva Bloodbath
Sevendust Artension
Wycked Synn Rage
Victory King Diamond
Malstrom Sludge!
Sinergy Silent Scythe
Project: Failing Flesh Deivos
Royal Anguish Tesla
Funerus David Shankle Group
Icon And The Black Roses Skyfire
Nova Lex Ministry
Black Zodiac Krokus
Mob Rules Fireaxe
Insomnium Skeletonwitch
Lilitu After Forever
Killswitch Engage Metal Church
Rhapsody of Fire Shadows Fall
Theocracy Katagory V
Jamie. St. James Dark Ruin
Ironhorse Made of Iron
Hanzel Und Gretyl Twisted Sister
Betrayer Motley Crue
Bloody Sign Requiem Aeternam
Maze Of Torment Hellfire
Suidakra Desire Black
Backyard Babies Cemetary
Novembers Doom System Of A Down
Rudra Raging Speedhorn
Agents Of Man Python
Amorphis Vicious Art
Maximum Overdrive Circus Maximus
Evemaster Havochate
Morgana Lefay Blitzkrieg
A Lower Deep Flotsam & Jetsam
Loits V:28
Casus Belli Barcode
Shattersphere Avenged Sevenfold
Skullshifter Celebratum
Dragonlord Gorefest
Absu Decapitated
End of Level Boss Enforsaken
286 Nightmare
Daylight Dies Dissection
Tris Katone Clawfinger
Valhalla The Smackdown
Athanator Speed/Kill/Hate
The Strongest Proof Royal Hunt
Before Silence Suzukiton
Vengeance Azure
Dendura Sahg
Hurt Belphegor
Myon Lesbian Bed Death
E-lane Panzerchrist
Starkweather Throne of Katarsis
Madking Ludwig Dezperadoz
Nagelfar Textures
Pentacle Manes
Aborted Warner Drive
Retrospective Trenchfoot
The Wonderfools Sworn Enemy
Depressed Mode Hell N' Diesel
Keldian Mongrel
Dantesco Orthodox
Bilocate Ride The Sky
Deceiver Trivium
Pop Evil Virgin Black
Bullet For My Valentine Alestorm
Son of Eric Place Of Skulls
Nasty Idols Mustasch
DC4 Sister Sin