Phil Rudd, Former AC/DC Drummer, Released On Bail
Phil Rudd, Former AC/DC drummer, has been released on bail after breaching terms of his house arrest for threatening to kill a former employee and drug possession.
Phil Rudd Out On Bail
“He’s been arrested and bailed on one charge of breaching his home detention,” Rudd’s lawyer Craig Tuck told CNN. “It’s been remanded without plea.”
Rudd allegedly violated the terms of his house arrest in New Zealand. He will face the charge and enter a plea Aug. 3.
Rudd was convicted and sentenced to eight months house arrest for the death threats made to his former assistant, as well as possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. He was accused of claiming to want the former assistant “taken out,” and had told the victim “I”m going to come over and kill you.” A murder-for-hire charge was dropped.
When Rudd was sentenced earlier this month, Judge Thomas Ingram warned the 61-year-old rocker than any violation of his house arrest agreement would send him to jail.
“I stone cold guarantee that’s where you’ll end up,” Ingram told Rudd. “The temptations of the rock star lifestyle have caused your downfall here.”