NEWS: Phil Rudd Sentenced

(Oh Phil, you’re still the guy I turn to inspiration when it comes to straight ahead rock drumming, but you need to gear down on that meth.  That shit’ll make you crazy and spout off your mouth with death threats and whatnot.  Perhaps you can spend the next 8 months at home watching Breaking Bad and 21 Jump Street and Basketball Diaries to put yourself right.  Load up on snacks and dive into some Netflix – it’ll be fine man.  Just stay off the pipe. – FATS)

Phil Rudd has been sentenced to eight months of home detention.

The 61-year-old AC/DC drummer was arrested for attempting to arrange a murder last November. The charge was later dropped and replaced with threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, crimes Rudd pled guilty to in April.

According to, Rudd received an eight-month house arrest sentence in court on Thursday. He must also complete a rehabilitation programme and after the eight months of house arrest concludes, the star will be on probation for six months. Should he violate his home detention, Rudd will have to go to jail.

eight_col_459577960TVNZ One News reports Judge Thomas Ingram told Rudd there “was nowhere to hide” should he take drugs under house arrest, as his every move will be electronically monitored.

During an interview in May, Rudd claimed his AC/DC bandmates abandoned him in the wake of his latest legal scandal.

‘You know who your friends are don’t you,’ he told A Current Affair in May.

‘I tried to get in contact with Angus, with anybody, I wrote them a letter and I’ve had no contact at all. I’m very disappointed … But you know, that’s life.

‘I’ve seen the error of my ways and it’s onward and upward from here.’

Angus Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams and Stevie Young are the current members of the hit rock band, and the stars previously said they feel ‘sad’ about what’s going on with their friend.

‘He has got himself into some sort of situation and he’s got to get himself out of it,’ Cliff told British newspaper The Sun. ‘He didn’t show up for the video we were filming [for Rock or Bust and Play Ball] so our friend Bob Richards stood in. But we want to move forward. Phil needs to get himself right. It is going to take time.’