In what must be a huge distraction to the release of AC/DC’s new album, (former?) drummer Phil Rudd finds himself in all sorts of legal trouble.
Rudd was arrested in New Zealand on Tuesday for breaching the conditions of his bail set when he was charged with a variety of drug offences last month. Apparently, he sought to talk to a police witness that may be connected to his case.
From the New Zealand Herald:
An eyewitness to an altercation involving AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd today says the rocker was warned: “Back up. I don’t want to break your face.”
The warning came from a man who wound up in a confrontation with Rudd, according to Leo Rojas, 26, owner of Columbus Coffee cafe in Gate Pa, Tauranga.
Mr Rojas was drawn outside his cafe by sounds of a fracas. He said he was confronted by the sight of an altercation between Rudd, who he did not immediately recognise, and a much larger man, who was almost 2m tall.
“I thought the big guy was trying to abuse an old man. Then I released it was the old man trying to fight the big guy.”