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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Anvil HammerFall
The Kovenant Racer X
Grave White Skull
Chaingunn Big Dumb Face
Carpathian Forest Mondo Generator
Solemnity Symphorce
Commit Suicide Seven Witches
Solace Rawhead Rexx
Dr. Butcher Black Label Society
Johnny Lokke Endless Time
Nicta Iced Earth
Kilfast Mourning Beloveth
King Diamond Rob Rock
Tad Morose Murdercycle
Krisiun DevilDriver
Fraise Lacuna Coil
Project: Failing Flesh Brides of Destruction
Body Count Royal Anguish
Neverland Mother Misery
Silver Mountain Celesty
Construcdead Scala Mercalli
Riot Jag Panzer
Bleeding Inc Epica
Graveland Icon And The Black Roses
Donnerkopf Joe Stump
Dimmu Borgir Acrid
Beaten Back To Pure Nashville Pussy
Annihilator Jungle Rot
Dark Ruin Mine
The Project Hate Haunted By Angels
Ironhorse Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Jackyl Avenue F
Cryme Mercenary
Paradise Lost Bloody Sign
Image The Mighty Nimbus
Kings X Kamelot
Impaled Dirt
Hibria Shatterpoint
Backyard Babies John Sykes
Wolverine Diecast
Crimson Moonlight Boomerang
Lord Gore Fire Alley
Ignitor Green Carnation
Blind Stare Naglfar
Circus Maximus Evemaster
Slik Helvetika Frameless Scar
Power Quest Morgana Lefay
Agents Of The Sun To The Bone
Loits Evergrey
Penetrator 1349
The Firstborn Mabon
Wolfmother Asrai
Define Divine Sinocence
Zero Down Detonation
Absolution Early Man
End My Sorrow Tandjent
Intronaut Nightmare
Manngard Dreams of Damnation
Hate Profile Sun Descends
Black Crucifixion Fragments of Unbecoming
Gorgoroth Hydrogyn
Ynis Vitrin From the Grave
Shadows Within I
Zero Hour Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
Setherial Mastodon
Cult of Daath Sathanas
Audrey Horne Escape The Fate
Quest of Aidance Melechesh
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Hardcore Superstar
With Passion Throne of Katarsis
Dream Theater Mindgrinder
The Chronicles of Israfel Old Man's Child
Cruachan Nagelfar
Incrave White Willow
Chrome Division Nominon
Rob Zombie Sworn Enemy
Ensiferum Echoes of Eternity
Night Ranger Glenn Hughes
Rosetta Mortiis
Father Befouled Souls Of We
Celestia Medieval Steel
Alestorm Iron Fire
UFOmammut Wolfgate
Nasty Idols Caliban