AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Sentenced to Eight Months of Home Detention for Threatening to Kill

AC/DC's Phil Rudd
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AC/DC's Phil Rudd

Rudd also pleaded guilty to possession of meth & marijuana.

A New Zealand judge has sentenced AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd to eight months of home detention after the musician pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a man who used to work for him, along with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

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The 61-year-old drummer was sentenced in Tauranga District Court on New Zealand's North Island on Thursday. He had faced up to seven years in prison on the threatening to kill charge.

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Rudd pleaded guilty to the charges in April, acknowledging in a court summary of facts that he'd offered large amounts of cash, vehicles and a house to an associate after asking him to have the victim "taken out." He also acknowledged that he'd directly said to the victim he was going to kill him.