Phil Rudd

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Rudd performing in Manchester, 1982

Phillip Hugh Norman "Phil" Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis; 19 May 1954)[1] is an Australian drummer. He is best known for being a member of the hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 to 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015. He lives in Tauranga, New Zealand. In November 2014, he was arrested for many crimes, including threatening to kill, trying to plan a murder and keeping illegal drugs. In July 2015, he was sentenced to eight months home detention.[2]

Rudd was born in Melbourne. He is of a German and Irish background. His stepfather was from Lithuania.[3] He has six children.

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  1. "AC/DC Drummer - Phil Rudd". Every Drummer. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  2. "AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd on New Zealand murder plot charge". BBC. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. "Phil Rudd interview: "Kiss were like a cartoon band"". Skiddle. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.