Phil Rudd sentenced to eight months home detention
11:07 AM, Jul 9, 2015
5:02 AM, Jul 10, 2015
Rocker PHIL RUDD has been sentenced to eight months of home detention on charges of drug possession and making threats to kill.
The AC/DC star heard his fate in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court on Thursday (09Jul15) after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis and methamphetamine and one charge of threatening to kill.
Rudd was initially arrested in November (14) after he made a threatening phone call to a former employee and during a subsequent police raid at his house the drugs were discovered.
Judge Thomas Ingram warned the rocker he faced a prison term if he breached his sentence, stating, "I stone cold guarantee that's where you'll end up. I'm not your headmaster, I'm not your father, I'm a judge."
Rudd will be monitored 24 hours a day at his luxury Tauranga home.
The drama forced the drummer out of AC/DC last year. The group has replaced Rudd with former drummer Chris Slade.