AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill

He could face up to seven years in prison.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty to threatening to kill his former employee and the employee’s 10-year-old daughter yesterday in a New Zealand court, according to BBC News. Rudd also pleaded guilty to possession of both cannabis and methamphetamine.

Rudd was arrested in November at his home and has been out on bail since then. He had fired some of his employees in August after he was supposedly disappointed in the security at the launch party of his solo album, Head Job. The court heard yesterday that Rudd had later called one of his associates to tell him that he wanted one of the people he had fired “taken out.” The court also heard that Rudd had offered the associate a sum of money and “a motorbike, one of his cars or a house” as compensation. Rudd also allegedly called the victim, saying that he would “come over and kill you.”

Rudd, who is 60 years old, could face seven years in prison for the charges. His next hearing is in June.

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