Wednesday, June 10, 2015

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd’s sentencing delayed

The sentencing of AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd on a number of charges in New Zealand has been delayed to July 9.

Sun Live reports Rudd was due to be sentenced on June 26 after pleading guilty in Tauranga District Court to one count of threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis.

No reason was revealed regarding the reason behind the delay.

In April, Rudd entered a guilty plea to drug charges and threatening to kill a former assistant, and the drummer could face up to seven years in jail.

Rudd was a member of AC/DC from 1975–83 and again from 1994–onward; while he isn’t touring with the group at the moment, his official status with the band remains unknown.

After Rudd recorded “Rock Or Bust” with AC/DC in Vancouver last year, the band hired former member Chris Slade to handle drum duties in his place for the group’s world tour, which launched on April 10 at Coachella.

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