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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Cathedral In Flames
The Kovenant Leng Tch'e
Racer X Steel Prophet
Twilight Odyssey Neck
Symphorce Machine Head
Skullview Solace
Godsmack Warhorse
Mark Boals Vaginal Carnage
Dark Moor Legend
Manowar God Dethroned
Black Label Society Cage
Johnny Lokke H.I.M.
Tungsten Saint
Godiva Wycked Synn
Dream Weaver Crystal Eyes
Malstrom Eidolon
Silent Scythe Thunderstone
Stalker Halloween
Edguy Primal Fear
F5 Node
I Hate Sally Bang The Union
Cans Graveland
Amityville Whore Highlord
Velvet Revolver Black Zodiac
Mob Rules Joey Belladonna
Skeletonwitch Imp
Beaten Back To Pure Silent Force
Seventh One Azrael's Bane
Feared Creation Bloody Sign
Audiovision The Apocalyptic Riders
Entombed Blood Red Throne
Veni Domine Vicious Circle
Strikelight Icarus Witch
Angtoria Chuck Schuldiner
Mystic Prophecy Darkthrone
Samael Diecast
Antares Lord Gore
Fire Alley System Of A Down
Raintime Nightrage
Embraze Defleshed
Manntis Mirador
Sothis God Among Insects
Slough Feg Kult ov Azazel
Voyager Nuse
Dam Thor
Widow The Scourger
Warchild Eternal Reign
Evergrey Ignarus
Savage Circus Arthemis
Phantom X Damnation
Crystal Ball Ram-Zet
Vile Mastermind
Bronx Casket Company Khold
Virgin Steele Beecher
Vader Taunusheim
Enforsaken Cannibal Corpse
Intronaut Codeon
Upwards of Endtime Firehouse
Phoenix Mourning The Smashup
Elvenking Nicodemus
The Strongest Proof Unsilent Phenomenon
Amon Amarth Abominant
Mastodon Rotting Christ
Demise Skullflower
Blood Tsunami The Gathering
Fu Manchu With Passion
Threat Signal Terry Sullivan
Warbringer Cattle Decapitation
Mendeed Gotthard
Denial Fiend Trenchfoot
Spheric Universe Experience Pathology
Orthodox Shining Star
I Shalt Become Last Stone Cast
Puscifer Bullet For My Valentine
Medieval Steel The More I See
End of Man Sin
Papa Roach Raven
Suspyre Suffocation
Dark Castle Earthen Grave