AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested in New Zealand and charged with attempting to hire a hit man.
The Washington Post gets right to the main issue: What does this mean for the band?
The allegations come at an already-difficult time for the band. Amid plans for an album release and additional touring, the band’s founding guitarist, Malcolm Young, just quit after the revelation he has dementia. The charges against Rudd now place the future of one of rock’s greatest acts even further into question.
Those who know the musician expressed dismay at the allegations. Jesse Fink, who authored a biography on his band called, “The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC,” told the Daily Mail Australia that he was “stunned, absolutely stunned.” He added Rudd had “deteriorated” in the past several years. Ex-manager Michael Browning added the allegations were “a bit of a shock, but there you go.”
Nobody is releasing details about the alleged crime, however. But already, clever newswriters are trying to work AC/DC songs and lyrics into their stories. Ugh.
Here, let’s just make it easy for everyone.
These songs fit the story.