According to Stuff, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has sold his New Zealand mansion for $4 million NZD (approximately $2.71 million USD).
The six-bedroom property in Otumoetai in the Bay of Plenty region is made up of two apartments and had been owned by Rudd for the past nine years.
The 586 square-meter, six-plus-bedroom house is walled, gated, and described as very private.
The 64-year-old has lived in the Bay of Plenty since the early 1980s and will stay in the region, but said last year he wants to downsize a bit.
Phil and vocalist Brian Johnson are both rumored to be back with AC/DC and working on new music, after the two were caught on camera together outside a Vancouver recording studio last summer. It would be AC/DC‘s first release since the death of founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in 2017.
Rudd was ousted from AC/DC when he was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.
Rudd appeared to take responsibility for his dismissal from AC/DC, saying: “I was just being a fucking dickhead. I shot myself in the foot. You make your own bed, mate. You make your own mistakes and you have to deal with them and that is what I have done. Hindsight is 20/20.”
Rudd, who has appeared on all but three of AC/DC‘s 18 studio albums, recently toured in support of his 2014 solo debut, “Head Job”. It was the release of that album that led indirectly to Rudd‘s arrest, with the drummer allegedly so angry at a personal assistant over the way the record was promoted that he threatened to have the man and his daughter killed.
Rudd played with AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and then again from 1994 through 2014. He first appeared on the band’s second album, 1975’s “T.N.T.”
— Stuff (@NZStuff) March 6, 2019