Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been sentenced to eight months of home detention. Rudd, 61, was sentenced on Thursday July 9 at Tauranga District Court after pleading guilty to threatening to kill and drug possession charges. Late last he timyear, Rudd had called an associate and order for his personal assistant to be "taken out." At the time of his arrest, AC/DC were in the middle of preparing for the release of their latest album Rock Or Bust. Back in February of this year, the band announced that former drummer Chris Slade would be replacing Rudd for the album's tour. The band are currently touring now, their first without co-founding member Malcolm Young, who was forced to retire on the account of his dementia. Nephew Stevie Young has taken his place.
I can't say I'm surprised about Phil's sentence. I think it's also safe to say that Rudd will probably not be in AC/DC again.