AC/DC Drummer Convicted Of Drugs Possession

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been convicted for being on possession of cannabis and his criminal record could affect the band's future touring plans.

AC/DC Drummer Convicted Of Drugs Possession
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been convicted for being on possession of cannabis and his criminal record could affect the band's future touring plans. Rudd, real name Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis, was fined $250 and ordered to pay costs of $133 in Tauranga District Court, New Zealand, after police searched his boat in October and found 25g of the illegal substance. The 56-year-old's lawyer had asked for his client to be discharged because a court conviction could affect his job. Craig Tuck, defending, said: My client has travelled to more than 20 countries in the past nine months as the drummer in one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Any drug conviction could impact his ability to enter some countries. He travels extensively around the globe and on the basis of such criminality, which is low level offending, he is being targeted. Tuck added that Rudd, who lives in the Tauranga area, showed remorse for his offence and took responsibility for his actions. Passing sentence, community magistrate Robyn Paterson told the drummer: It was not just an accident you were blindly ignoring the law. You have been playing Russian roulette. Rudd is the only Australian-born member of AC/DC. He joined in 1975 and was fire in 1983 after the death of original singer Bon Scott cause him to enter a spiral of drug addiction. He rejoined in 1994 after the band admitted their sound was lacking spirit without him. Thanks for the report to RockAAA.com.

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    john3721
    Tigershark2112 wrote: Between the ad on the left, the ad on the right, and the ad up top, I didn't get to read a damn word. This is just getting stupid.
    there are adds there? i didnt even notice. stop complaining and be happy this site is still free,
    snaaake
    NO WAY, MEMBERS OF AC/DC SMOKE WEEDS !?!??!?? THIS IS TRULY A SHOCK, AND I MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THEM THE SAME WAY EVER AGAIN. IT IS SAD THAT IT HAS COME TO THIS, BUT I MUST NOW BURN ALL OF THEIR RECORDS. WHY HAVE YOU DONE THIS TO ME, AC/DC????? Honestly, I stopped reading after it said "cannabis", and caught something about causing problems for their tours. It's just weed. When I hear about a drug bust in the news I expect at least cocaine, or I'm hugely disappointed. Yeah, I'm one of those "Weed's not a drug, it's a plant!" folks.
    GenerationKILL
    25 grams of weed?! what a joke. When I read he was busted for possession I assumed it was for crack.
    AcdcTXfan
    Sum41DudeRob wrote: If you're over 20 and smoking weed, it's time you grow the **** up.
    All rock stars do it bud. All of them.
    KoK_Guitarist
    megaironpriest wrote: WHAT!!! A ROCKER SMOKING POT!!! IT MUST BE THE END OF THE WORLD OR SOMETHING!!
    What??? are you serious?? you must be too young to realize that rockers have been smoking pot since ths 60s. I'm sure your grandparents were hippie potheads smoking at woodstock or something.
    soapalot
    Based on my experience with the New Zealand court system, I'm not surprised at all that he didn't get a conviction. It's likely that he could get caught again and only get another slap on the wrist.
    kmd89
    KoK_Guitarist : megaironpriest wrote: WHAT!!! A ROCKER SMOKING POT!!! IT MUST BE THE END OF THE WORLD OR SOMETHING!! What??? are you serious?? you must be too young to realize that rockers have been smoking pot since ths 60s. I'm sure your grandparents were hippie potheads smoking at woodstock or something.
    What??? Are you serious?? He is being sarcastic. Relax mahn
    llama_guitarist
    Sum41DudeRob wrote: If you're over 20 and smoking weed, it's time you grow the **** up.
    There are plenty of successful adults that smoke weed. Get over yourself.
    HølyDiver
    He got caught, after all of these years? Phew, years must be catching up to him. He's the drummer of ****in' AC/DC. He'll get out of it and back on the road in no time.
    44 south kid
    who gives a shit if its weed. if it was meth then it would be a big deal. and the media blew it out of proportion just because hes a celebrity. if its a normal guy nobody would care, only the a*al bastards make a big thing about it. they need to pull thier heads out of thier ****in arse
    krypticguitar87
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: Eirien wrote: The only people who benefit from the laws against cannabis possession are drug dealers who stand to make thousands and thousands of pounds from it. Well breweries make loads of money from it too but when you think about it they are actually drugs wholesalers. Politicians are mental. Don't forget the pharmaceutical companies. Because now when you get convicted for marijuana, if you give a 'legitimate' reason for using it, they suggest asking your doctor about Marinol, which contains the substance dronabinol, which is synthetic THC. It's good because man produced it, and it's legal. It has the same effects and side effects as real THC, but you get a little bonus surprise: your colon might forget how to work, and you might rupture your rectum. Also, your hair might fall out. I'm so glad that we know how to make stuff better than nature can.
    you just made me laugh so hard at work... but I just seen something on the news that said that they are thinking about making the synthetic weed illeagal as well
    TheBadPlace
    LEGALIZE IT.
    Eirien wrote: The only people who benefit from the laws against cannabis possession are drug dealers who stand to make thousands and thousands of pounds from it. Well breweries make loads of money from it too but when you think about it they are actually drugs wholesalers. Politicians are mental.
    +1
    velocial
    Those fines seem a little low to anyone? (just slip the judge a signed drumhead and be on your way)
    Eirien
    The only people who benefit from the laws against cannabis possession are drug dealers who stand to make thousands and thousands of pounds from it. Well breweries make loads of money from it too but when you think about it they are actually drugs wholesalers. Politicians are mental.
    hudsonstradlin
    I agree with everyone that says it's only weed. I myself don't smoke it, but for god's sake guys, it's actually GOOD for you! Haha although 25g of weed is a hell of a lot
    slaveskinJACKET
    Eirien wrote: The only people who benefit from the laws against cannabis possession are drug dealers who stand to make thousands and thousands of pounds from it. Well breweries make loads of money from it too but when you think about it they are actually drugs wholesalers. Politicians are mental.
    Don't forget the pharmaceutical companies. Because now when you get convicted for marijuana, if you give a 'legitimate' reason for using it, they suggest asking your doctor about Marinol, which contains the substance dronabinol, which is synthetic THC. It's good because man produced it, and it's legal. It has the same effects and side effects as real THC, but you get a little bonus surprise: your colon might forget how to work, and you might rupture your rectum. Also, your hair might fall out. I'm so glad that we know how to make stuff better than nature can.
    audio475
    Hes an idiot, ya ya, its only weed, he took chances when he bought it. i have no sympathy for the guy.
    pineaple expres
    atleast he didnt get caught with illegally downloaded music otherwise gene would place a bounty on his head. kill phil rudd his band is better than mine. haha.
    RKOStyles
    audio475 wrote: Hes an idiot, ya ya, its only weed, he took chances when he bought it. i have no sympathy for the guy.
    ^ a tool for the system.
    maximumrocker
    Well if they need a new drummer im sure Mike Portnoy can fillin jk but w/e just a lil weed didnt harm anyone
    gnfnrs
    hudsonstradlin wrote: I agree with everyone that says it's only weed. I myself don't smoke it, but for god's sake guys, it's actually GOOD for you! Haha although 25g of weed is a hell of a lot
    Actually thats not even an ounce the street value on that isnt even that high
    Tigershark2112
    Between the ad on the left, the ad on the right, and the ad up top, I didn't get to read a damn word. This is just getting stupid.
    KasanDude
    I was expecting a higher-caliber drug like cocaine or heroin... but WEED? Get a life, judge-dude...