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Phil Rudd gets eight months of house arrest

Posted by on July 9, 2015

After his sentencing hearing was delayed in June, drummer Phil Rudd finally got his sentence for threatening to kill a former assistant and drug possession; eight months of house arrest. Adding insult to injury, the judge admonished the 61 year old Rudd, saying he’d end up in prison if he doesn’t kick drugs, and that his drumming wasn’t […]

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Phil Rudd sentencing delayed until July

Posted by on June 10, 2015

Though Phil Rudd plead guilty to threatening to kill a former assistant along with drug possession back in April, he has yet to be formally sentenced – and he’s facing a potential seven years in prison! But the longtime AC/DC drummer will have to wait a bit longer to hear his fate, as sentencing has been pushed back to July […]

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Phil Rudd thinks he’ll be on a future AC/DC tour

Posted by on May 5, 2015

The embattled (and for now, former) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd plead guilty last month to threatening to kill his former assistant, and has now opened up in a video interview with A Current Affair about his current situation. Rudd spoke of his former band-mates, who are out on tour: “I’m sure they’re having a great old time. I’m sure they’re […]

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Phil Rudd of AC/DC pleads guilty for threatening to kill man

Posted by on April 21, 2015

One of AC/DC’s most popular songs is “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” a song about a killer for hire. Apparently, drummer Phil Rudd has taken the song entirely too literally, as he pled guilty to one count of threatening to kill his former assistant, as well as two drug charges. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the […]

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Drummer Chris Slade confirms his return to AC/DC

Posted by on February 7, 2015

Turns out we will indeed be seeing a familiar face behind the drum kit during AC/DC’s performance on the Grammys this weekend. After rumors started to spread this past week, drummer Chris Slade has confirmed he’s returning to AC/DC in light of Phil Rudd’s recent legal troubles. While speculation began earlier this week, Slade’s return […]

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Is Chris Slade returning to AC/DC?

Posted by on February 4, 2015

So the new drummer of AC/DC might be… the old drummer of AC/DC.  With the band set to make their first live appearance in support of Rock or Bust on Sunday at the Grammys, they still haven’t made an announcement about who their drummer is. Phil Rudd, of course, played on the album, but has had […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: shocking moments of 2014

Posted by on December 22, 2014

2014 was filled with lots of great new albums (as you likely noticed from our Top 10 list). Yet like every year, 2014 had plenty of shocking moments; incidents and events that took the metal community by complete surprise. With that in mind, the Metal Insider crew continues the tradition of listing the top ten […]

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According to Phil Rudd, “I’m going back to work with AC/DC”

Posted by on December 22, 2014

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or bust – wordplay!), then you know all about Phil Rudd’s recent legal troubles. Ok, they’ve been adding up lately, so many are questioning whether the drummer still has his job in AC/DC. Hell, even AC/DC seem to question that. But according to Rudd, his recent problems aren’t […]

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More details come to light in Phil Rudd incident

Posted by on December 4, 2014

“Back up. I don’t want to break your face.” That’s what an eyewitness to Phil Rudd’s argument outside a coffee shop said the AC/DC drummer was warned before being taken away by police. The New Zealand Herald reports that the owner of Columbus Coffee cafe in Gate Pa, Tauranga, Leo Rojas, witnessed the scuffle, in […]

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Oh crap, Phil Rudd is in police custody again

Posted by on December 3, 2014

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd seems like he’s doing his best to be former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, as he’s gone and gotten himself in police custody once again. The Sun News reports that the drummer, who less than a month ago was arrested on charges of attempting to procure a hitman and drug possession, is currently […]

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