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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Gun Barrel Seven Witches
Warhorse Queensryche
Seether Lamb of God
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Alchemy X Biomechanical
Morbid Angel Victory
Evanesce Rob Rock
Savatage Tad Morose
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Tesla Riot
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Joe Stump Acrid
Mob Rules Bonfire
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Made of Iron Cryme
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Rottweiller Blood Red Throne
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Fates Warning Agents Of The Sun
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Barcode Twilight
Savage Circus Thrones
Crystal Ball Spellbound
Doomfoxx Urizen
Zero Down Fallen Wisdom
Powerglove Naked Beggars
Katatonia Intronaut
286 Dissection
Silver Dirt Elvenking
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Stormcrow TK-421
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Bloodbound Destruction
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Mouth of the Architect Woodtemple
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The Showdown Starkweather
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Madking Ludwig White Willow
Transmission 0 Throneum
Faith And Fire Temple Of Blood
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Manilla Road SOS
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Luna Mortis Coffins
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