This past month Phil Rudd appeared in court charged with drug possession and threatening to kill. On April 21, he pleaded guilty to those charges, and is awaiting sentencing in June. As we previously reported, court documents stated that Rudd’s anger was fueled by the poor showing of his solo album Head Job, which came out in August 2014. He fired several employees after its flop and then apparently asked one of his associates to kill his personal assistant in exchange for a large sum of money, a motorbike and either one of his cars or a house.
In a new interview with Australian television program A Current Affair, Rudd reveals that he has tried to make contact with guitarist Angus Young and is upset about being replaced by Chris Slade for this current AC/DC tour. ”I wrote them a letter, I tried to get in contact with Angus … I’ve had no contact with anybody,” stated Rudd.
He talks about the situation that got him into trouble with the outlet, “I was pretty stressed at the time.” Rudd continued, “I got back here and the people who I had working for me for this [album] launch — it was a total f–king disaster. So I was really pissed off.”
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