AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been in and out of court for the past few months over charges that he threatened to have someone killed in his native New Zealand. Rudd pled guilty to the charges in April, and now he has spoken publicly about his legal ordeal for the first time. In an interview with Australia’s A Current Affair, Rudd talked about the charges and his relationship with the hard rock legends.
In the twelve-minute segment, Rudd discusses the charges against him, for which he has yet to be sentenced. “I’ve seen the error of my ways,” Rudd said. “All onward and upward from here.” Rudd added that “we all make mistakes” and expressed his hope for some leniency in sentencing.
When it came time to talk about AC/DC, Rudd said that there were members of the band who want him to return to the fold, but that the call is ultimately Angus Young’s to make. As of right now, that call hasn’t come. “They haven’t called me,” Rudd said. “I wrote them a letter and tried to get in touch with Angus and no contact.”
AC/DC are still on tour behind their 2014 album Rock Or Bust. Rudd is due back in court for sentencing on June 26th.