Published Dec 05, 2014AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is currently facing charges of threatening to kill and drug possession, and now we know the specific circumstances of his alleged crime thanks to a newly released document from the Tauranga District Court in New Zealand.
The 60-year-old apparently phoned a contractor on September 26 and threatened to kill the man and his 10-year-old daughter. Shortly before that, on the same day, Rudd is alleged to have called a business associate to discuss what he wanted done to the contractor and daughter.
Rudd has denied threatening to kill anyone and said he didn't make the calls. When the police raided his house on November 6, they found 0.71g of methamphetamine and 130g of marijuana.
While we don't know what's being said inside the courtroom, the trial doesn't seem to be going particularly smooth for Rudd. Earlier this week, he landed back in handcuffs after getting into a heated argument with a man believed to be a former security guard outside of a New Zealand coffee shop. He was pushed to the ground. The incident was particularly serious since it constituted interfering with a witness. Rudd's bail conditions have been tightened to include a ban on taking illegal drugs.
Last week, Rudd's behaviour was described as erratic when he goofed around by jumping on a back of a security guard outside of the courthouse. He even drummed a rhythm on the dock.
On the bright side for Rudd, at least he's not being charged with a murder-for-hire plot.
Amidst all these goings on, it's easy to forget that AC/DC just released Rock or Bust.