DRUMMER CHRIS SLADE RUMORED TO HAVE REJOINED AC/DC
Former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade is rumored to have rejoined the band in time for their performance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday (February 8th).
According to Blabbermouth, Slade was scheduled to take part in an event last Saturday (January 31st) at the Rowland Heights, California optometry practice of Dr. Alex Corbin Liu, but postponed his appearance. Liu wrote on Facebook, “There’s actually big news regarding Slade and his career coming in (the) next several days which is why he had to reschedule this event.”
The 68-year-old Slade followed Simon Wright in AC/DC’s lineup, joining in time to play on 1990’s The Razor’s Edge. He was dismissed from the group when longtime drummer Phil Rudd returned in 1995 after an 11-year absence.
As previously reported, Rudd probably won’t join his bandmates for their performance at the Grammy Awards.
Rudd is scheduled to appear in a Tauranga, New Zealand courtroom just two days later, on February 10th, for a review of the charges brought against him late last year.
Rudd was arrested at his Tauranga home in early November on charges of threatening to kill and possession of marijuana and meth. He is currently out on bail.
Rudd missed a photo shoot and the video shoots for the first two singles off the new AC/DC album, Rock Or Bust, at the end of October.
The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS-TV from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET.