Ex-AC/DC Drummer: "I'll Play Again If They Get Rid Of Axl"

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Controversial former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has revealed he would re-join the band again under one condition: ditch Axl Rose as lead singer.

Rudd was ousted from the band for a second time in the groups history last year after he was convicted on drugs charges and threatening an ex-employee.

After being replaced by Chris Slade for the band's current world tour, long term singer Brian Johnson also left the band in controversial circumstances due to a hearing complaint. 

“If Angus (Young) wanted me to play then that’s up to him - but I don’t really want to play with Axl Rose. I don’t really rate him,”


Phil Rudd (far right) with AC/DC in 1979

Rudd also revealed to the Bay Of Plenty Times that he has been suffering serious health issues.

“I had a f**king heart attack, but I’m good now. I was just at home and I started to feel just funny. I had a strange pain in my chest.

“My housekeeper took me to the hospital where they hooked me up and did all these tests. Turned out I had a big heart attack. My artery was all blocked up, and they said I had to stay in and have an operation.”

Rudd, 62 said he was now "ready to rock" after his brush with death just a few weeks ago.

NZ Times

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