The New Zealand Herald reports that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd entered a guilty plea to charges of methamphetamine and cannabis possession in a New Zealand court Tuesday morning (April 21). He also pled guilty to one charge of threatening to kill. A second threatening to kill charge was dropped.
Rudd reportedly remained silent in court except when asked to enter his plea. He also refused to answer questions as he left the courthouse.
Judge Robert Wolffe remanded Rudd on bail, with his existing bail conditions, until sentencing on June 26.
According to court documents, police found 71 grams of methamphetamine and 130 grams of marijuana during a November 6, 2014 raid on Rudd’s home, which was conducted after he was accused of threatening to kill an associate and his daughter during a phone call in September.
The New Zealand Herald also reported:
AC/DC are meanwhile set to play in New Zealand in December with their Rock or Bust World Tour, and Rudd has signaled that he wants his place in the band back.
“I’m going back to work with AC/DC, and I don’t care who likes it and who doesn’t,” he told TVNZ in December.
“I want my job back, I want my reputation back and I’m gonna get it back. I’m gonna f**king take it back.”
Here is a post-trial interview with his attorney: