AC/DC Drummer Vows A Return To Band For Tour
December 22, 2014 at 9:37 AM (PT)
PHIL RUDD insists he will return as AC/DC's drummer for the band's upcoming tour despite facing charges of drug possession and "threatening to kill" in NEW ZEALAND.
"I'm going to work with AC/DC, and I don't care who likes it and who doesn't," RUDD told NEW ZEALAND's ONE NEWS. "I want my job back, I want my reputation back and I'm gonna get it back. I'm gonna f---ing take it back."
RUDD went on to call the charges "ludicrous... This has been a big ball of cheese, and all the rats are gathering and having a piece. That's just life, but that's not who I am." The drummer added, "Everyone listens to the wrong people. They should listen to me. I'm a good guy -- and a pretty good drummer, by the way. Ask ANGUS, he'll tell you."
RUDD is scheduled for a review hearing in court FEBRUARY 10th.
As for his immediate plans, RUDD tells the paper, "I'm going fishing, flying this afternoon and lots of fornicating tonight."
AC/DC has been promoting their new COLUMBIA album, "Rock or Bust," without RUDD, as BOB RICHARDS has appeared in the videos for "Play Ball" and the title track on drums.
Most recently, ANGUS told ROLLING STONE "the drum situation is a question mark" for the tour, with an opening date of MAY 5th for the tour in THE NETHERLANDS.