AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has sentencing verdict delayed in threat-to-kill trial

June 10, 2015

The sentencing of AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been adjourned until next month (July) in his ongoing court case.

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Handcuffed And Back In CourtIn April, Rudd pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. The court heard that Rudd had fired a number of employees due to the poor sales of his solo album ‘Head Job’, with it alleged that he later told an associate that he wanted one of his former employees to be “taken out”. Rudd allegedly offered the associate NZ$200,000 to complete the task.

Rudd was due to be sentenced on June 26, but now the verdict has been pushed back to July 9, according to local news source SunLive. No reason has been given for the delay.