ac:dc10:17:2014-640 AC/DC have released the following statement on their Facebook page:

“We’ve only become aware of Phil’s arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year.”

As previously reported, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd had been arrested and charged with attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. Read more about it here.

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    That man standing between Brian and Angus, do you think that works for beer? I’d say so. PABST BLUE RIBBON for certain.

  • James K. on

    I’m sure they’ve got the ball rolling already to get a new drummer. Still sad though. Phil looks so bad in recent photos. I hope the charges are found to be untrue. But even if that happens it’s still obvious he’s got some personal issues going on. The AC/DC family is not having a good year at all. I’m sure they can rise above this and get the album out and then go rock the road, but it has to be rough on them considering poor Malcolm’s health and now Phil’s issues. This is all rather depressing.

  • Harry Taint on

    Looks as if the charge to procure a murder has been dropped. He still faces other charges. But the big one appears to have been dropped.

  • Dan on

    Simple, if Rudd’s drug charges stick some places in the world will not let him into their countries, states providences etc. so AC/DC will have to get another drummer. AC/DC fans may recall that when Malcolm was unable to tour for the Blow Up Your Video tour and Stevie Young filled in, the drummer was Simon Wright, a drummer who appeared on 3 AC/DC LPS. It would not be shocking if he was recruited again for this tour and it makes sense with his past history with the band and working with Stevie Young before. That being said, we now will only see 1 original member of AC/DC on this tour. It sucks and makes you know your getting old when your rock icons are unable to do their thing any longer or are departing to that big concert hall in the sky!

    • Robert Talbott on

      Yea dan simon is a bad mofo.he did a tour with DIO and i couldnt believe how good he was playing dios songs. He would def b the man to call on for the up coming tour. A lot of peeps are saying criss slade but hes like what? 68 yrs old now.dont think he could do it. My heart broke when i heard of malcoms illness.they were on top of the world just a few yrs ago with the black ice cd/tour.and now phills gone off the deep end. Just mind blowing to me…

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