AC/DC's Phil Rudd Loses Appeal, Will Serve Home Detention

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves the District Court where he was recalled for violating the conditions on his sentence of 8 months home detention in Tauranga, New Zealand on Aug. 3, 2015.

More bad news for former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. Well, more of the exact same bad news. A New Zealand court turned down Rudd's appeal against his conviction on a count of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him, as well as convictions of possessing meth and marijuana.

That means Rudd can't avoid serving eight months of home detention. Rudd's lawyers argued the sentence was "excessive," but the judge disagreed and dismissed the appeal.

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Once Rudd's sentence is up, he hopes to rejoin his bandmates, a possibility they've remained silent on. Chris Slade is handling AC/DC drumming duties on their current tour. Rudd drummed for AC/DC during their classic 1975-1983 period and picked up again in 1994 until his arrest in 2015.