UPDATE: Now we know why drummer Phil Rudd was arrested again. He has been remanded on bail after being caught allegedly consuming and possessing alcohol while on home detention. The 61-year-old drummer appeared in Tauranga District Court over a breach in conditions of an eight-month home detention sentence handed down to him this month. Rudd is expected to return to court on August 3rd to answer the latest charge.
Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, now has an official sentence for threatening to kill and drug possession charges. While not being sentenced to jail, he must serve eight months of home detention. Judge Ingram told Rudd he would end up behind bars if he breached any of the conditions of his sentence, which includes 24-hour monitoring at his waterfront home.
AC/DC have announced two New Zealand tour dates but Tauranga-based drummer Phil Rudd will not be playing with the band. Tour manager Garry Van Egmond confirmed Rudd would not be playing in any of the New Zealand concerts. Drummer Chris Slade will be behind the kit.
AC/DC are currently performing with Chris Slade as their drummer since Phil Rudd is involved in a Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap case. Well, Rudd, 60, has pleaded guilty in Tauranga District Court to one charge of threatening to kill, as well as possession of cannabis and methamphetamine - charges he had earlier pleaded not guilty to. A second threatening to kill charge was withdrawn, according to The New Zealand Herald. The record shows that Rudd made calls to a colleague asking to have his former assistant "taken out."
Australian rockers AC/DC haven't stopped since they released their new album Rock Or Bust and today they have unveiled a new video for the tune "Rock The Blues Away". You can see it on the YouTube player below. The band will have a busy next few months as well with tour dates scheduled for Europe in May, June and July and later in North America.
North American dates for AC/DC's Rock Or Bust world tour have been announced. The North American dates kick off on August 22nd in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium. Previously announced European dates on the Rock Or Bust world tour begin on May 5th in The Netherlands and run through late July. Check out the new shows confirmed by the band below.
After much speculation, drummer Chris Slade has confirmed his return to hard rockers AC/DC. He will perform with the band at the Grammy Awards today at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and on the upcoming Rock Or Bust tour. The former drummer of the band fills the vacancy created by Phil Rudd's ongoing legal battles.
According to Billboard.com, late AC/DC singer Bon Scott will be the subject of a new documentary due sometime in 2015, titled Looking For Bon, which will explore Scott's life from 1970 to 1974. Narrated by David O'Hara ("The Tudors", "The Departed"), the film will be followed by a Bon Scott biopic, based on a script written by late Australian music pioneer Vince Lovegrove (who shared vocals with Scott in The Valentines in the '60s) and Angela Anagnostopoulos, focusing on Bon's years in AC/DC.
The first dates of AC/DC's Rock Or Bust World Tour 2015 have been revealed. If you want to check out the rockers live and hear songs from the new album Rock Or Bust as well as old classics, see the dates below. The band will stop by Germany, Spain, Poland, Finland, France, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and more.
Here we go again. AC/DC's drummer Phil Rudd has appeared in court for breaching his bail conditions, following an incident in Tauranga, according to Stuff.co.nz and many other sources. He was arrested less than a month ago. His bail conditions have now been tightened to include not taking illegal drugs to limit any "erratic behaviour". Crown prosecutor Greg Hollister-Jones said it was a serious breach because it involved interfering with a witness.
After premiering a video for the tune "Play Ball", AC/DC give us another video to watch today. The song used is their second single, "Rock Or Bust". So far, you have been able to enjoy two new songs from AC/DC. Watch their new clip below. The band filmed it with director David Mallet in England.
Do you want to hear another new song from AC/DC? The rockers just premiered the second song off of Rock Or Bust and this time it's the title track. After you watched the video for the first single "Play Ball" here, "Rock Or Bust" is now available for your listening pleasure right now. Tell us if you like it.
Today is the world premiere of the new music video for AC/DC's new song "Play Ball". The video was directed by long time AC/DC collaborator David Mallet in London. The song is taken from the new album Rock Or Bust, which will be released on December 2nd, 2014 worldwide. You have to wait almost one month and then you will be able to enjoy all the brand new 11 songs, that were recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver. For now, you can enjoy the video below.
While yesterday it was announced that AC/DC's drummer Phil Rudd had been charged with attempting to procure murder of two men in New Zealand as well as with threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, the charge of attempting to procure murder has been withdrawn. Meanwhile, the Aussie rockers have also released a brief statement addressing this situation. It is not clear where the drummer stands within the band right now.
Things aren't going well for AC/DC lately. Recently, their founding guitarist Malcolm Young left the band after his family announced he was suffering from dementia. Now drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure murder of two men in New Zealand. He has appeared in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court where he was charged with the attempted murder as well as drug charges and was subsequently released on bail. The identities of the intended victims and potential hitman have been suppressed by the judge.