AC/DC Drummer Says He Is Being Treated Unfairly
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has told Stuff.co.nz that he is being treated unfairly by New Zealand authorities who convicted him for possessing 27 grams of cannabis.
Rudd was convicted in the Tauranga District Court yesterday for possession of cannabis found on his launch, Barchetta, on October 7.
"They (police) have been trying to catch me on the road for a while too," he said.
Community magistrate Robyn Paterson convicted Rudd and during proceedings commented that the drummer was "playing Russian roulette" by being in possession of cannabis.
"My only Russian roulette is surviving life on the road," said Phil.
Phil told Stuff.co.nz that he has not spoken to any of his AC/DC bandmates about his conviction and is unsure if they will embark on another tour.
"I haven't heard anything. It's hard to say if we will do. When I first joined the band in 1974, we did 174 concerts in 11 months.
"The shows we do these days are not just set up in a day."
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