AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Is Reportedly Banned Entering U.S.A.
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AC/DC is gearing up for a much-anticipated return to the stage after an absence of more than seven years. The iconic rock band is scheduled to make their comeback appearance at the Power Trip festival in California on Saturday, October 7th.
Their devoted fans are ecstatic about their reunion, and many of them are hopeful that this is the start of a lengthy tour. To prepare for their upcoming performance at the festival, AC/DC has enlisted drummer Matt Laug.
What’s puzzling to fans, however, is the conspicuous absence of Phil Rudd, the band’s longtime drummer who made a comeback himself for AC/DC’s Power Up album released in November 2020. AC/DC has not provided any official explanation for Rudd’s absence, leaving room for speculation that it might be related to his previous run-ins with the law.
Phil Rudd’s Home Confinement Sentence
In 2015, Phil Rudd pled guilty to charges of making threats to kill a former employee and was found in possession of drugs. As a consequence, he was sentenced to eight months of home confinement. Rudd’s legal team argued that this sentence was unfairly damaging to his music career, as it prevented him from reuniting with his band, AC/DC.
They emphasized that AC/DC’s distinctive sound hinged on the chemistry among its members, making Rudd’s absence a significant blow to the band’s identity. Despite these arguments, the judge remained unsympathetic, suggesting that bands could find replacements for members if necessary.
As the countdown to AC/DC’s highly anticipated return continues, fans are left wondering about the reasons behind the musician’s absence and how this might influence the band’s future endeavors. Speculations abound, but the true story behind Rudd’s non-appearance remains a mystery for now.