Phil Rudd Says It Will Take Him ‘Five Minutes’ to Get His AC/DC Job Back
Despite being sentenced to home confinement for another seven months, Phil Rudd believes he will have no problem reclaiming his spot as AC/DC's drummer. In a new interview, he thinks said he will only need "five minutes" to convince Angus Young to take him back.
"All I'm looking for is an opportunity to step back up," he told Rolling Stone. "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."
Still, that'll be a tall saddle onto which he'll have to climb. In addition to the initial sentence after pleading guilty to threatening to kill someone and drugs possession, Rudd is facing a year in jail for violating a condition of his sentence that prohibited alcohol from being brought into his house. Rudd's lawyer, Craig Tuck, said that the alcohol was brought by a female guest, and that Rudd called the police on himself.
Whether he sees the sentence out or has it overturned on appeal, he's optimistic that his old bandmates, who have chosen to not address the situtation outside of a statement that they issued at the time of Rudd's arrest, will welcome him back as they did in 1994.
"Me and Angus kicked serious ass and he knows if I was there, it would be better," he continued. "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. I was doing hard personally and did some things I probably shouldn't have done. We've all got our cross to bear."
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