Posted: 14 November, 2014
Angus Young and Cliff Williams reveal info about Rudd's behaviour in an interview with USA Today.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd: Getty Images
It's been a pretty turbulent couple of weeks for AC/DC.
With the highs of their upcoming album release, new videos and a imminent world tour - all this news has been soured a bit by the lows of Phil Rudd's recent arrest charges (which have since been dropped) and news of his erratic behaviour.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Angus Young and Cliff Williams have opened up about Phil and revealed that his issues are an ongoing problem.
When asked about the lead up to recording Rock or Bust, bassist Cliff Williams mentioned that "it was tough to get (Rudd) there in the first place."
Young elaborated that, "It put us in a difficult situation...it put us in a spot where we couldn't move forward. Does the guy show up? Is he reliable to do his job in good shape? We've always been a solid, reliable unit," he explained.
Phil Rudd is missing from the latest AC/DC press shot: Image credit - AC/DC
When questioned on Rudd's drug problems Young explained that, "Phil created his own situation. When you get into that land, it's very hard."
He also added, "I don't know the exact situation. I can only say, from our perspective, that the guy needs to sort himself out."
Unfortunately the news doesn't sound good for Rudd who is in need of serious help.
However, the rest of the band are powering forward to the release of Rock or Bust on December 2nd and their upcoming world tour!
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There are reports the charges levelled at Phil Rudd have been dropped due to a lack of evidence.