Ian Gillan’s ‘Toolbox’ era drummer Leonard Haze (‘the Mayor of Hell’) passed away on September 11th 2016. Leonard worked with IG in the short lived Repo Depo band and toured with the line-up. He was 61 when he died.
Leonard worked in the last version of Gillan from January 1991 to around September 1992 when they had rechristened themselves Repo Depo. IG was called back to Deep Purple and fully expected to be back with Repo Depo after an album and tour, but as we know the reunion took an unexpected course. Repo Depo were amazing live, and it is a shame they never got to record properly.