AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd sentenced for drug possession and threats to kill!

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd sentenced for drug possession and threats to kill!

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd accused of drug possession and making threats to kill. He is due to spend eight months in house detention in New Zealand.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd accused of drug possession and making threats to kill. He is due to spend eight months in house detention in New Zealand. 

The 61-year-old drummer, born in Australia, firstly denied his guilt but in April he changed his plea.

Rudd threatened his former employee and when police came to question the drummer about the incident and threats, it turned out that his house was a real nest of marijuana and methamphetamine.

AC/DC drummer was sentenced to eight-month house detention that is due to be served at his villa in Tauranga, New Zealand. The judge Thomas Ingram warned that if Rudd breaks the law agreement, he will face imprisonment.

Phil Rudd won't be taking part in future Australia and New Zealand AC/DC tour

Phil Rudd won’t be taking part in future Australia and New Zealand AC/DC tour

Besides, for his threats Rudd could be jailed for a term up to 7 years. The drummer called his affiliate in Australia in the past, asking to ‘take care of’ one of his former employee. Later in other call he offered ‘NZ$200,000, a motorbike, one of his cars or a house’ for the ‘work’. Rudd also threat the victim in a phone call, saying:

I’m going to come over and kill you.

However, despite being originally charged with an attempt to procure a murder, Rudd was lucky to avoid those accusation together with a charge that he threatened victim’s daughter.

His lawyer stated that those Rudd’s threats were nothing more that just an angry phone call. The lawyer also added that such drug charges could have a severe consequences for the munition as he wouldn’t be able to visit some countries for his performances.

The judge Ingram answered to such a statement:

Some of the affidavit material put before me suggests that you are integral to the band’s sound and you are an iconographical member of the bandThat point doesn’t persuade me completely. Queen have replaced Freddie Mercury and it’s clear that the band is currently touring without you.

Phil Rudd isn’t a current member of the most famous world’s rock band. Besides, the drummer hasn’t been invited to perform with them during the future AC/DC’s tour of New Zealand and Australia.

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