Former AC/DC drummer Rudd arrested


Alan Thompson

former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested in New Zealand yesterday, just days after he was sentenced to home detention for threatening to kill a man who used to work for him.

The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer (inset) was arrested at his home on New Zealand's North Island on Saturday night, though police refused to comment on the nature of the arrest.

Rudd's lawyer, Craig Tuck, confirmed Rudd is due to appear in court today for a bail application. Mr Tuck declined to say why his client had been arrested.

Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home confinement on July 9 after pleading guilty to threatening to kill a former employee and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

It's unclear if Rudd has a future with AC/DC - the band are using Welsh drummer Chris Slade for their 'Rock or Bust' tour.