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AC/DC drummer back in NZ court

The former drummer of legendary rock band AC/DC could face jail time after allegedly breaking the conditions of his house arrest.



Phil Rudd was convicted of drug possession and threatening to kill an employee in July after the unsuccessful release of his solo album in November 2014.

Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home detention and is not allowed to leave his house in Tauranga, New Zealand, about 125 miles from Auckland.

The 61-year-old is also monitored electronically and banned from drinking alcohol or using any drugs that have not been prescribed.

Around two weeks ago, Rudd was arrested again for breaking his home detention conditions by drinking alcohol.

The prosecution has stated that Rudd admitted to the charges during his arrest, but the former rock star’s lawyer disputed this in court this week.

The Australian-born musician has been allowed to remain on home detention until the hearing in November.