Published Dec 03, 2014Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has had no shortage of trouble as of late. Earlier this year, he was charged with attempting to procure murder, along with charges of threatening to kill and drug possession. He was already let loose from the first charge, and recently plead not guilty to the other two. However, a recent confrontation saw him back in handcuffs.
According to SunLive [via Blabbermouth], Rudd was put in handcuffs and placed in the back of a cop car after a confrontation outside of a New Zealand coffee shop.
The coffee shop's staff told Stuff that Rudd was in a heated argument with a "huge guy," thought to be his former coworker. After Rudd "was all up in the guy's face," staff members said the man pushed Rudd over. "He fell backwards over our sign and landed in the cafe. There was food and stuff everywhere," another employee added.
It's thought that the man was Rudd's former security guard. Because of this, it was a violation of his bail. As Rudd's lawyer said, "It was a meeting with somebody he wasn't meant to associate with in a shop. It was a chance meeting and then there was contact from that."
Rudd will face a judge for his charges of threatening to kill and drug possession sometime next year. Already moving on from working with the drummer, AC/DC recently released Rock or Bust.