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AC/DC’s Phil Rudd changes plea to guilty

By | Published on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Phil Rudd

AC/DC’s possibly ex drummer Phil Rudd has changed his plea to guilty on charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs.

As previously reported, Rudd was arrested last November and was originally accused of attempting to hire a hitman, though this charge was later dropped. In December he entered a plea of not-guilty on the other charges stemming from the same incident.

Appearing yesterday at a district court in the city of Tauranga, it was claimed that the charges related to a phone call about the promotion of Rudd’s solo album. It was an angry call because he was angry about how the campaign had gone.

Outside the court, the drummer’s lawyer Craig Tuck told reporters: “This matter essentially revolved around an angry phone call, that was it”.