AC/DC Drummer Pleads Guilty To 'Threatening To Kill' Charge
April 21, 2015 at 4:37 AM (PT)
AC/DC drummer PHIL RUDD has pleaded guilty in a NEW ZEALAND court to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs.
CNN reports, "RUDD, who previously denied all allegations, made a surprise guilty plea TUESDAY before the trial began. The 60-year-old Australian was arrested in NOVEMBER last year after police found methamphetamine and cannabis while executing a search warrant at his home in NEW ZEALAND. According to a court summary, RUDD fired several employees because the release of his solo album in AUGUST had flopped in the charts. A month later, he called an associate and said he wanted his personal assistant 'taken out'. He later then called the victim -- his personal assistant -- on the phone and said, 'I'm going to come over and kill you'."