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AC/DC's Phil Rudd Loses Home Arrest Appeal

10/06/2015
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(Classic Rock) Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has lost the appeal against his home arrest sentence for making death threats and drugs possession. And the ruling judge has decided that there's no evidence the confinement order has affected his career - because it's not certain the Aussie giants wanted him to remain a part of the band when he committed his crimes.

Rudd, 61, was ordered to serve eight months of home detention in July, following his arrest last year. He was also told to pay $120,000 in reparation to his victims and he's continuing a rehab program for addiction to methamphetamine.

The drama led to AC/DC bringing back Chris Slade - although Rudd vowed in August that he'd get his job back. Lawyer Craig Tuck argued in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court that the sentence was "manifestly excessive" and that his client should have been dismissed without conviction.

But Justice Raynor Asher disagreed. And he countered the suggestion that conviction affected his job by saying: "Mr Rudd may practice as a musician in session work, and in concerts in New Zealand and other countries." Read more here.

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