AC/DC Has Replace Drummer Phill Rudd
AC/DC will not be welcoming drummer Phil Rudd back into the band, even though a charge of trying to hire a hitman was dropped last week.
Rudd is still accused of threatening death and drug possession.
The band claims he is not dependable because of his drug issues. In an interview AC/DC’s Angus Young and Cliff Williams reveal that the band’s problems with Rudd stem back long before his recent arrest.
Williams stated in an interview that Rudd was not acting like his usual self when it came time to get in the studio to record their new album, ‘Rock or Bust.
“It was tough to get [him] there in the first place,” said Williams
Angus Young then added:
“It put us in a difficult situation. It put us in a spot where we couldn’t move forward. Does the guy show up? Is he reliable to do his job in good shape? We’ve always been a solid reliable unit.”
“Phil created his own situation,” continued Young.
“It’s a hard thing to say about the guy. He’s a great drummer, and he’s done a lot of stuff for us. But he seems to have let himself go. He’s not the Phil we’ve known from the past.”
“When you get in that land, it’s very hard … I don’t know the exact situation … I can only say, from our perspective, that guy needs to sort himself out,” said Young.
AC/DC has made the decision to replace Rudd with drummer Bob Richards affirming a tour in 2015 will “absolutely” happen.