Breaking the Law

Former AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Sentenced

  • Axl Rosenberg

phil rudd pleads guiltyHaving already plead guilty to charges of threatening to kill some people and possession of cannabis and methamphetamine, former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has now been sentenced to eight months of home detention.

In his ruling, Judge Tom Ingram called Rudd a “relatively fragile man” who “felt bound to lead a rock star life publicly.” Not that Judge Ingram was sympathetic, exactly; he still felt the need to dress Rudd down, reminding the drummer that “You are now 61 years old, Mr Rudd – you are not 21.”

Rudd’s attorney, Chris Tuck, has noted that Rudd has made a financial settlement with the folks he threatened to murder, and will appeal the conviction.

Still, all things considered, eight months of house arrest seems like a fairly light punishment. Granted, I’m a blogger who works from home, and I don’t place a lot of value on things like sunlight, fresh air, and interaction with other human beings… but still! It’s the 21st century, when the internet will bring anything into your home (digitally or physically), and Rudd is a mega-rich dude who, I have to imagine, lives in a very nice and spacious home. So, he might get a little sick of his surroundings while binge-watching Netflix and completing every single last task in Batman: Arkham Knight… at least those surroundings won’t have bars, guards, and other, presumably dangerous, inmates. Right?

[via Classic Rock]

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