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Rudd vows: I’ll tour with AC/DC

Phil Rudd has vowed he’ll be behind the drumkit when AC/DC tour the world next year.

He’s on bail after being charged with threatening to kill and possession of drugs in November – and faces a jail term of up to seven years if he’s found guilty.

But the 60-year-old tells One News that the charges are “ludicrous” and adds: “Everyone listens to the wrong people. They should listen to me. I’m a good guy – and a pretty good drummer, by the way. Ask Angus; he’ll tell you.”

He says of his current predicament: “This has just been a big ball of cheese, and all the rats are gathering and having a piece. That’s just life. But that’s not who I am.”

He adds: “I’m going back to work with AC/DC – and I don’t care who likes it and who doesn’t.”

Angus Young last month told how Rudd had been difficult during recording of 17th album Rock Or Bust, then failed to appear for a video and photo shoot in London in October. He was replaced on screen by Bob Richards of Welsh blues outfit Buck & Evans.

The Aussie giants return the UK and Ireland in the summer:

Jun 28: Glasgow Hampden Park

Jul 01: Dublin Aviva Stadium

Jul 04: London Wembley Stadium

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.