"3D", a 30-minute current affairs show which airs on New Zealand's TV3 channel, will air an interview with estranged AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd this Sunday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. local time.
In a world exclusive, Rudd opens his house and life to "3D"'s Michael Morrah, talking candidly about the events that saw him convicted in a New Zealand court, and the path to redemption he's setting out on.
From the adulation of millions of fans in massive arenas world-wide, Rudd's world has now shrunk to the confines of his waterfront mansion, and the effect is telling. A man who once had the world on a string is now restricted to the boundaries of his house — and worse, now has a conviction that could threaten his ability to play internationally with AC/DC. But the "3D" story also shows an intimate side to Phil Rudd, and a determination to re-align his life.
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Rudd earlier this week pleaded not guilty to charges of breaching the conditions of his home detention. The 61-year-old Rudd also faces charges of possessing and consuming alcohol, which constitute the breach in his sentence of eight months home detention. Rudd appeared in a New Zealand court on Monday (August 3) to address the charges.
Rudd will return to court on November 24 for a hearing in front of a judge on the possible breach.
Rudd was arrested on the new charges on July 18, just 10 days after he was sentenced to his home detention.
The drummer appealed that sentence after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession stemming from an arrest last fall. He faced up to seven years behind bars.
Asked by reporters on Monday if he was nervous about the new charges, Rudd replied, "No, the only thing I’m nervous about is I don't actually don’t know what's going on." Rudd added that he will spend his time out on bail focusing on "self-improvement."
Meanwhile, AC/DC's 2015 North American tour will kick off on August 22 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with Chris Slade manning the drums.