philrudd400 Estranged AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd says he’s had no contact from his bandmates since he was charged with threatening to kill and drugs offences.

Rudd, 60, previously pleaded not guilty to all charges, but last month changed his plea to a charge of threatening to kill and another of possessing cannabis and methamphetamine. A second charge of threatening to kill was dropped. He is awaiting sentencing in a Tauranga, New Zealand, court on June 26th, where he faces up to seven years in jail.

He was arrested in November last year and tells Australian TV show A Current Affair that he hasn’t heard from his bandmates since.

Rudd says, “I wrote them a letter, I tried to get in contact with Angus. I’ve had no contact with anybody. I’m very disappointed. But that’s life.”

AC/DC hired former drummer Chris Slade for their touring schedule as Rudd awaits his fate.

On the band continuing without him, Rudd says. “I’m sure they’re having a great old time. I’m sure they’re really enjoying playing. I’m sure it really sounds great. There’ll be another tour and I’ll be on it. It’ll go until we all die. We’ll probably all have to be dead before it stops. I’ve seen the errors of my ways. It’s onward and upward from here.”

AC/DC’s Rock Or Bust World tour begins tonight (May 5th) in Arnhem, Netherlands. The tour will make its way across Europe before heading to North America and Australia.

additional source: classicrock.teamrock.com

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  • elliot goldberg on

    Me neither, Phil. Cool picture.

  • chris saari on

    I am not surprised that they’d like to keep their distance from Phil at least until everything has gone through the courts.
    Plus Angus pretty much Runs the The band now with his brother and true Founder Malcolm no longer in it. And Angus is a No Drugs and very Little Drinking Allowed person to start with.
    That’s pretty much why Mark Evans got the Axe, that plus he questioned Angus and rubbed him wrong a few too many times and he was a good Bass player but didn’t sing and they wanted another backup singer like Malcolm.

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