Leonard Haze


1974-1986 Y&T - drums  
2001-2006 Y&T - drums  

Personal information

Born on: 07.09.1955
Died on: 11.09.2016

Leonard Haze has been playing drums since he was a kid. As the drummer and cofounder of Y&T, Leonard gets the credit for naming the band Yesterday & Today. As the story goes, one day a promoter called to book the band for a gig-only problem was that the band had no name. While on the phone with the promoter, Leonard looked around his room and saw the Beatles Yesterday & Today album - and so, in the heat of the moment, the band was named.
In 1986, Leonard Haze was named the World's Fastest Foot in Circus Magazine by Carmine Appice.

In addition to touring the world and recording on nine different Y&T albums, Leonard also spent several years touring the world and recording two albums with the legendary Ian Gillian (Deep Purple).
Along with Phil Kennemore, Leonard played the lead in the stage production of Marty Balin's Rock Justice and played drums on the soundtrack album.

Leonard's career with Y&T cemented him as one of the great drummers in rock and inspired many a drummer with his unique style.

Leonard uses Ludwig drums (since 1979), Paiste cymbals (since 1980), Vic Firth drum sticks, and Axis Percussion.