AC/DC Drummer Sentenced To Eight Months Of House Detention
July 9, 2015 at 4:00 AM (PT)
AC/DC drummer PHIL RUDD, who previously had pleaded guilty in a NEW ZEALAND court to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs, has been sentenced to eight months in house detention.
ALL ACCESS previously reported (NET NEWS 4/21) that 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."
THE BBC reports, "his sentence will be served at his beachfront home in TAURANGA, with Judge THOMAS INGRAM warning he would be face jail if he breached the conditions, NEW ZEALAND media reported. He had faced a jail term of up to seven years for the threat charges."