Drummer is eager to rejoin his band on tour following recent sentencing
Phil Rudd of AC/DC has said that he intends to rejoin the band for upcoming live shows, claiming he “has a lot of game left.”
On July 9, Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home detention for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana and threats to kill. Rudd has not played live with AC/DC since his arrest but did record new album ” with them. He was replaced on the band’s current world tour by Chris Slade.
Rudd will appear on New Zealand TV show 3D tonight (August 9), giving an in-depth interview about his arrest and his plans for the future.
Discussing AC/DC and his hopes of rejoining the band, Rudd is quoted as saying:”I’ve got a lot to think about now, I’ve grown up, but not grown old. I hope there’s a difference. I still want to play the drums. I’ve got a lot of game left and I reckon I’m just starting to get cleared up. So I just want a chance to get back in with the boys and just carry on from there.”
The drummer adds that his next step is to “get my job back, go back on the road and make a lot of money. That’s what I’m going to do. Chris Slade is a good drummer, but I’ve got no idea what he’s doing up there. I’ve got nothing against Chris. He hasn’t got a permanent job — I hope. I’m the man.”
Rudd was recently arrested again and subsequently pleaded not guilty to breaching the conditions of his home detention sentence. The Australian-born musician, 61, was arrested last month (July 18) for allegedly breaching the conditions of his sentence.
Rudd has been allowed to remain in home confinement on bail until a hearing regarding the alleged breach in November.