Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand courtroom on Tuesday for threatening to kill his former assistant and drug charges.
Though he won’t be sentenced until the end of June, Rudd is facing up to seven years in prison.
The 60-year-old’s threatened the assistant, and the rest of his staff, after his solo album “Head Job” was a failure. Rudd made a phone call asking for him to be “taken out.”
“On September 25th, Rudd phoned an unnamed Australian associate and asked if they would murder his former assistant in exchange for $200,000, a car, a motorbike or a house.” The next day, Rudd called the assistant multiple times, and said, “I’m going to come over and kill you.”
When authorities searched his house in November, they found 91 grams of marijuana, along with methamphetamine in his pockets.
His attorney Craig Tuck said he will argue for his client’s discharge without conviction because it was only “an angry phone call.”