AC/DC's Phil Rudd Back in Court for Violating Terms of Home Detention
Published Jul 20, 2015Less than two weeks ago, disgraced former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home detention after admitting to threatening to kill and drug possession. Now, the 61-year-old is set to take the stand once again, as he stands accused of violating the terms of his home detention.
He was arrested on Saturday night (July 18) for allegedly possessing and consuming alcohol (he is banned from having any non-prescription drugs). There were apparently prostitutes in his house at the time. He spent the night in jail.
He appeared in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court on Sunday (July 19), and The New Zealand Herald [via Stereogum] reports that he acknowledged the gathered media with a raised middle finger.
Rudd is due back in court on August 3. The prosecutor has requested that Rudd undergo drug and alcohol testing as a condition of his bail. Meanwhile, the judge warned the rocker than further violations of the terms of his home detention could result in a change of sentence.
Judge Louis Bidois told Rudd, "The only warning I can give you, obviously, is if there is another alleged breach, the department's position may well be different — they may well seek to cancel the sentence of home detention."
Meanwhile, AC/DC continue to tour in support of their 2014 album Rock or Bust.