AC/DC: ANGUS YOUNG SAYS PHIL RUDD’S STATUS WITH BAND HAS ‘GOTTA GET RESOLVED’
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young sat down with Australian rock station Triple M and admitted that drummer Phil Rudd is “in a strange place and a strange situation,” adding, “I know he’s living in New Zealand, but it’s something we’ve gotta get resolved. If we’re going forward, we’ve gotta get something resolved.”
He continued, “When you have to get to a stage when you’ve gotta convince someone to be there, it wears thin after a while. But it’s something we got to resolve. It is a bit of a question mark.”
Rudd was arrested at his home in New Zealand earlier this month on charges of attempting to arrange a murder, threatening to kill and possession of meth and marijuana.
The murder-for-hire charge was dropped quickly (the next day) but Rudd still faces 7 years in prison if convicted of the others.
Earlier this week, AC/DC released the title track from its upcoming album, Rock Or Bust, which arrives on December 2nd. The album is the band’s first without founding guitarist Malcolm Young, who was forced to retire earlier this year due to being stricken with dementia.
Story photo: Guido Karp, Columbia Records