In surprising news Brian Johnson of legendary classic rock band AC/DC has said that the band will in all probability not fire recently arrested drummer Phil Rudd. However, he did say that the band will not tour with him and will look for a replacement in the coming months. Rudd is still facing charges for making threats to kill and for the possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Johnson and Malcolm Young discussed the bands future plans. Young said that the band have yet to “resolve” whether Rudd is still a member of AC/DC, but did confirm that he will not be touring with them in 2015. “I don’t think we need to do any firing, the situation will take care of itself. He has gotten himself into a pickle. There is nothing we can do about it. We are talking about criminal charges here. We are talking about judges, we are talking about juries. We are going to go on tour. Nothing is going to stop us.”
News of when and how many shows the band will play has still not been announced, but fans should be relieved that the band still plans to tour next year.