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 in police custody. According to Stuff.co.nz, Rudd got into an argument outside this morning at a coffee shop, apparently with his security guard:
Staff said Rudd was involved in a dispute with a “huge guy” who appeared to have been Rudd’s former security guard as he said, “I don’t work for you any more”.
“He (Rudd) was all up in the guy’s face,” a waitress said.
The man pushed Rudd in the chest.
“He fell backwards over our sign and landed in the cafe. There was food and stuff everywhere,” another worker said.
At that point Rudd “went nuts”.
“It was a pretty eventful morning.”
Rudd was spoken to by police on Cameron Rd, near the central city, before being handcuffed and put into the back of the car.
Police haven’t yet commented yet on whether Rudd is in custody other than to say that they were investigating an incident. Rudd’s lawyer has said that no charges have been filed as of yet. While the charge of procuring a hitman with intent to kill last month was dropped, he’s stil facing charges of threatening to kil, possession of meth and possession of pot. He’ll go on trial next year for that.
The band’s album, Rock or Bust, was released earlier this week. It’s expected to sell somewhere between 250,000 and 350,000 copies next week, which will buy Rudd a lot of prostitutes. In any other week, it’d almost be a guaranteed number one album, but given the new chart system and some girl named Taylor, that’s not a guarantee.