Monday, December 22, 2014

Drummer Phil Rudd plans return to AC/DC

Troubled drummer Phil Rudd says he plans to return to AC/DC for their 2015 world tour in support of “Rock Or Bust.”

Rudd was arrested by New Zealand police on November 6 and charged with attempting to procure a murder after he allegedly tried to have two men killed, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.

Authorities dropped the charge of attempting to procure a murder the next day due to lack of evidence.

Rudd has plead not guilty to the three remaining charges and he will defend them in court next year.

ONE News reports the veteran musician says the charges against him are "ludicrous."

"This has just been a big ball of cheese and all the rats are gathering and having a piece, that's just life, but that's not who I am."

"I'm going back to work with AC/DC, I don't care who likes it or who doesn't,”
says Rudd. “Everyone listens to the wrong people, they should listen to me, I'm a good guy, and I'm a pretty good drummer by the way - ask Angus he'll tell you."

Rudd’s status for the 2015 tour remains in question.

AC/DC have commented on his issues, saying “Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year.”

See also:

AC/DC look forward to Rock Or Bust world tour
AC/DC announce first 2015 live dates
VIDEO: AC/DC share Rock Or Bust video shoot footage
AC/DC debut Rock Or Bust in US Top 5
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