By Radio.com Staff
After two years on ice, Phil Rudd’s solo album, Head Job will finally see the light of day.
Rudd recorded and released Head Job, his first debut album with Kiwi musicians Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin, in 2014. Rudd was only able to release the album in Australia & New Zealand before his promotional plans were put on hold due to legal problems.
Rudd was accused of threatening to kill a man and his 10-year-old daughter in a phone call last September in addition to being in possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. Rudd faced up to seven years in prison, but a judge instead opted for the drummer to serve eight months in his New Zealand home. This eight month home detention sentence completely halted his plans of promoting the album worldwide.
Having left the ordeal behind him, Rudd explains that after two years he’s mellowed, saying his “hell raising days are over… I see a psychiatrist once a week and I’m closer than ever to my children. I still have all my flash[y] cars but now I want to grow chillies.”
Considered one of the “founding members of AC/DC by Malcolm Young,” Rudd left the band in 1983, returned in 1994 and had been there up until their most recent album, Rock or Bust from 2014
Phil Rudd’s Head Job is set for release this September.