Surely, this is not how Phil Rudd wanted his year to go, but with complete disregard from the current situation he holds a huge amount of optimism for the future. In the Rolling Stone interview, Rudd goes on to mention how he and Angus “kicked serious ass” and continues that thought with “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”. There’s no doubt that Rudd can jump right back into his spot- just as he did in 1994 following over a ten year break. The real question is, will AC/DC let it happen after everything that has transpired? Phil Rudd clearly thinks so.
Looking past the next seven months of home confinement, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd seems quite confident that he’ll be granted his original spot in the band. In a new interview with Rolling Stone he states that once he regains his freedom to travel he’ll “hopefully be heading straight back into whatever they’re doing…I’m very keen to get back in the saddle”. That “saddle” comes with a fairly high level of difficulty, though. In addition to his initial sentence (you know, allegedly threatening murder and drug possession) he is facing an additional year in jail for violating a condition of his sentence which prohibited alcohol being in his home. Rudd apparently called the authorities on himself- because it takes immense self control to turn away a pretty lady at your door with alcohol, right? Anyway you choose to look at that situation, Rudd will be upholding those charges in November.