AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has expressed his determination to rejoin the band once his home detention sentence has been served.
The 61-year old, who was found guilty on July 9th of possessing drugs & threatening to kill and sentenced to eight months home detention, reiterated his intention while speaking with Rolling Stone.
“All I’m looking for is an opportunity to step back up,” said Rudd. “Once I get back my freedom to travel, I’ll hopefully be heading straight back to whatever they’re doing. I feel great — better than I’ve ever felt before. I’m very keen to get back in the saddle.”
When asked if he is still a member of AC/DC, something that was been debated frequently before his sentencing, Rudd said, “Me and everyone else says that, but that’s not what Angus [Young] says. I don’t want to upset Angus by saying the wrong thing. Me and Angus kicked serious ass and he knows if I was there, it would be better. I know he knows that, because I’ve proven it before. Just give me five minutes in a room with him and I’ll get my job back, I promise ya.”
“We’ve all got our cross to bear.” He adds that it’s been the status quo over the years that within the band, if you have a problem, you deal with it yourself. “I’ve got a problem, so I handle it myself,” says Rudd. “You can’t expect the band to cover over here, line up and say, ‘This guy’s great. When are you gonna go and make f—in ass of yourself again?'”
Rudd is hoping to reunite with the band when they bring their Rock or Bust tour to Australia and New Zealand in November.
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