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 LA Guns
Loudness Deceased
Stratovarius Kataklysm
Norma Jean Overkill
Godsmack Majesty
Usurper Ring of Fire
Rawhead Rexx Dark Moor
Legend Metallica
Late Nite Romeo Black Label Society
Alchemy X Led Zeppelin
H.I.M. Brainstorm
Ion Vein Supervillain
Biomechanical Sevendust
Wycked Synn Savatage
Windseeker Thunderstone
DevilDriver Dew Scented
Mother Misery Devil To Pay
Construcdead UFO
Icon And The Black Roses Skyfire
Metalium Gary Moore
Black Zodiac Brutal Mastication
House of Lords Schenker/ Pattison Summit
Mob Rules Meliah Rage
Lilitu Saxon
Beaten Back To Pure Slowlife
The Lizards Agnostic Front
The 7 Method Behemoth
Napalm Death Kinetic
Crowbar Motley Crue
Kings X Belef
Maze Of Torment Dirt
Necrophagia Labyrinth
Sabaton Vicious Circle
Desire Black Angtoria
Cemetary Bleed The Sky
Lord Gore Fire Alley
Sinisthra Burden Of Grief
Ivory Knight Biss
Raging Speedhorn Horna
Sebastian Bach Iron Maidens
Scar Symmetry Gojira
Wolfmother Chain Collector
Dragonlord Vanquished
Hate Enforsaken
Fallen Wisdom Pile of Heads
Poison Nikki Puppet
Tris Katone Boris
Viron Manngard
Warrant (Amer) Ampast
Before Silence Destruction
Satyricon Obtest
Quest of Aidance Stonegard
Threat Signal Static-X
Mindgrinder Blood of the Black Owl
Incrave Passion
Hacride Retrospective
Wuthering Heights Lipstick Magazine
Sworn Enemy Temple Of Blood
Mortiis Ost Est Ima
Souls Of We Mar De Grises
Sotajumala Crown The Lost
Caliban DC4