Despite his multiple arrests and legal trouble, drummer Phil Rudd says he plans to return to AC/DC. The rocker announced his intentions in an interview with New Zealand television station TV3. “I’ve never been fitter, I’ve never felt better, I’ve never been psychologically or physically in better shape my whole life, and I love playing,” he said. “I’ve realized who I am and what I can do, and I just want a chance to go out there and show everyone who the man is.”
Rudd was arrested in July at his New Zealand home while serving an 8-month sentence of home detention for threatening to kill a former employee. The drummer had pleaded guilty to the charges, which also included marijuana and methamphetamine possession, back in April. Shortly after his guilty plea, Rudd commented that he had “had no contact from anybody” in AC/DC since his legal troubles began late last year.
A representative for AC/DC declined to comment. The band is currently on tour with Chris Slade on drums.