Wednesday, November 5, 2014
AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Charged in New Zealand for Drugs and Procuring Murder
It would seem that drummer Phil Rudd of AC/DC has recently been caught in some dirty deeds of his own. Drugs, threats, and murder.
According to The Guardian, Rudd's home was raided the morning of October 30th on the north island of New Zealand and was ordered to appear in court after having been charged with possession of cannabis and methamphetamines, threatening to kill, and procuring murder.
Rudd chose not to apply for his name to be suppressed from the press. As terms of his bail, he is not to have contact with anyone related to the case of him procuring murder and he must stay in Tauranga, New Zealand.
Currently Rudd is not talking to anyone in the press, according to the New Zealand Herald. Apparently Rudd has also been absent recently for much of AC/DC's promotional material for their upcoming album Rock or Bust, which will be released on the 28th of this month. Many of the members had been covering up for him. Singer Brian Johnson said to the public it was a "family emergency".
It's really sad when someone takes the rock n' roll life style too far like this. I can only imagine that this incident will really put a wrench in the works of AC/DC putting out their new album. Then again, this wouldn't be the first time they have replaced Rudd and carried on anyway. I really wonder what was going through Rudd's head when he was in the process of doing all of this. These are some serious charges. When you try to go out and get dirty deeds done dirt cheap for real you WILL fall flat on your face and you WILL pay the price, regardless of whether or not you are in one of the biggest bands in the world.