With shake-ups, AC/DC perseveres with album, tour

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This is an undated photo of the rock group AC/DC. They are Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Simon Wright, Malcom Young and Cliff Williams. (AP Photo)
Members of the rock band AC/DC, bassist Cliff Williams and guitarist Angus Young pose for a portrait in promotion of their upcoming album "Rock or Bust" on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 17: Brian Johnson and Angus Young of AC/DC perform on stage at Wembley Arena on January 17th, 1986 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Still/Redferns)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - APRIL: Bon Scott and Angus Young from AC/DC perform live on stage in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1977 (Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns)
HOLLYWOOD - CIRCA 1977: Singer Bon Scott and guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC put on a show for the crowd circa 1977 in Hollywood, California. In the background can be seen rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young and drummer Phil Rudd. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - APRIL: Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Bon Scott (vocals) Phil Rudd (drums) from AC/DC perform live on stage in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 1977 (Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns)
DENMARK - APRIL 01: Photo of AC DC and Malcolm YOUNG and Bon SCOTT and Angus YOUNG and AC/DC and Phil RUDD; Bon Scott, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Phil Rudd performing live onstage (Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns)
HOLLYWOOD - CIRCA 1977: Guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC shows his trademark energy on stage while drummer Phil Rudd, singer Bon Scott, and bassist Mark Evans provide suport circa 1977 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
AC/DC 1976 Bon Scott and Angus Young (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of AC/DC; Angus Young performing live onstage on first UK tour (Photo by Dick Barnatt/Redferns)
Members of the rock band AC/DC, bassist Cliff Williams and guitarist Angus Young pose for a portrait in promotion of their upcoming album "Rock or Bust" on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
Guitarist Angus Young, left, of Australian rock band AC/DC, performs during a concert at the Hallestadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, April 6, 2009. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza)
Guitarist Angus Young of Australian rock band AC/DC performs during a concert in the Hallestadion, in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, April 6, 2009. (KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza)
Brian Johnson, right, lead singer of Australian rock band AC/DC, and guitarist Angus Young, left, perform during a concert at the Hallestadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, April 6, 2009. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza)
Guitarist Angus Young of Australian rock band AC/DC performs during a concert in the Hallestadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, April 6, 2009. (KEYSTONE/Ennio Leanza)
Guitarist Angus Young from the famous Australian hard rock band AC/DC performs on the stage during a concert, which was held in Prague, Czech republic, Tuesday, June 12, 2001. (AP Photo/Michal Kamaryt/CTK)
Angus Young from AC/DC performs on stage, Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at Zurich, Switzerland. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Franco Greco)
Australian rock band AC/DC with singer Brian Johnson, left, and guitar player Angus Young, 2nd right, perform on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany, on Tuesday, June 17, 2003. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman)
AC/DC's Angus Young performs during the concert for SARS relief at Downsview Park in Toronto Wednesday July 30, 2003. (AP Photo/Aaron Harris)
AC/DC promotional photo of Angus Young issued by EastWest Records. Photo Chuck Pulin.
AC/DC - Australian-based rock group about 1985 with Angus Young centre
Singer Bon Scott of the Australian rock group AC/DC on August 24, 1977 at the Academy of Music in New York, New York.
DONINGTON, UK - JUNE 11: A view from the stage showing the audience as Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC perform on stage at Download Festival on June 11, 2010 in Donington, UK. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns)
Members of the rock band AC/DC, bassist Cliff Williams and guitarist Angus Young pose for a portrait in promotion of their upcoming album "Rock or Bust" on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
DONINGTON, UK - JUNE 11: Angus Young of AC/DC performs on stage at Download Festival on June 11, 2010 in Donington, UK. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns)
British singer Brian Johnson and guitarist Angus Young (R) of the hard rock band AC/DC perform at the Palais Omnisport of Paris Bercy, on February 25, 2009, in Paris. The band will also perform on February 27, 2009 in Paris as part of the Ice World Tour. AFP PHOTO OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI (Photo credit should read OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 07: Brian Johnson and Angus Young of AC/DC perform live in concert during their 'Black Ice' Tour at the Rogers Centre on November 7, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/WireImage)
WILKES BARRE, PA - OCTOBER 28: Malcolm Young and Angus Young of AC/DC perform during their 'Black Ice' Tour Opener on October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 03: Brian Johnson and Angus Young (Right) of the Australian rock band AC/DC perform in concert on their 'Black Ice World Tour' at the Conseco Fieldhouse on November 3, 2008 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Joey Foley/FilmMagic)
LONDON - OCTOBER 21: Angus Young of Australian Rock group AC/DC performs live on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo on October 21, 2003 in London. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
Malcolm Young and Angus Young of AC/DC, Justin Timberlake, Bill Wallace of The Guess Who, Mick Jagger and Randy Bachman of the Guess Who ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Angus Young and Cliff Williams of AC/DC during Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto - Show at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Angus Young of AC/DC (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Angus Young of AC/DC and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and Angus Young of AC/DC during The 18th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young and Cliff Williams of AC/DC (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Portrait of Australian rock group AC/DC backstage at the United Arena, Chicago, Illinois, April 8, 2001. Pictured are, from left, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: Brothers Malcolm Young and Angus Young of AC/DC perform on stage at Melbourne Park on February 11th 2001 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Angus YOUNG and Brian JOHNSON and AC/DC; L-R Brian Johnson and Angus Young performing on stage (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 15: Photo of Malcolm YOUNG and Angus YOUNG and AC/DC and Cliff WILLIAMS and AC DC; Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Malcolm Young, posed at Rockwalk Induction (Photo by Robert Knight Archive/Redferns)
GERMANY - JANUARY 01: Photo of AC DC and AC/DC and Angus YOUNG; Angus Young performing live onstage (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
UNSPECIFIED - APRIL 06: GROENOORDHALLEN Photo of AC/DC and AC DC and Angus YOUNG and Brian JOHNSON, Brian Johnson and Angus Young performing on stage (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01: Photo of Simon WRIGHT and Malcolm YOUNG and Cliff WILLIAMS and Brian JOHNSON and Angus YOUNG and AC/DC and AC DC; L-R: Brian Johnson, Simon Wright, Cliff Williams, Malcolm Young, Angus Young - posed, group shot, holding gold records (Photo by Bob King/Redferns)
AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01: Photo of Brian JOHNSON and AC/DC and Angus YOUNG and AC DC; Angus Young sitting on Brian Johnson's shoulders - performing live onstage (Photo by Bob King/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 30: MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Photo of Angus YOUNG and AC/DC, Angus Young performing on stage, taking shirt off (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 17: Brian Johnson and Angus Young of AC/DC perform on stage at Wembley Arena on January 17th, 1986 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Still/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 21: NASSAU COLISEUM Photo of Cliff WILLIAMS and Angus YOUNG and AC/DC, L-R Angus Young and Cliff Williams performing on stage (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 22: Photo of TOUR BUS and Malcolm YOUNG and Cliff WILLIAMS and Brian JOHNSON and Simon WRIGHT and Angus YOUNG and AC/DC and AC DC; L-R: Malcolm Young, Simon Wright, Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Cliff Williams - posed, group shot, sitting on tourbus (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 21: NASSAU COLISEUM Photo of Malcolm YOUNG and Angus YOUNG and Brian JOHNSON and AC/DC, L-R Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Brian Johnson performing on stage (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 18, 1985: Drummer Simon Wright, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, lead guitarist Angus Young, bassist Cliff Williams, and singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC pose backstage before a show at the Forum on October 18, 1985, in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 18, 1985: Guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC shreds a solo during a concert on October 18, 1985, at the Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 21: NASSAU COLISEUM Photo of Cliff WILLIAMS and Angus YOUNG and Malcolm YOUNG and AC/DC and Brian JOHNSON, L-R Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Angus Young and Cliff Williams performing on stage (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
Guitarist Angus Young of the Australian rock group AC/DC on August 24, 1977 at the Academy of Music in New York City.
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 18, 1985: Singer Brian Johnson, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, lead guitarist Angus Young, drummer Simon Wright, and bassist Cliff Williams of AC/DC pose on a bulldozer before a show on October 18, 1985, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Photo of Cliff WILLIAMS and Angus YOUNG and Brian JOHNSON and AC/DC and Malcolm YOUNG and Simon WRIGHT and AC DC; L-R: Cliff Williams, Malcolm Young, Simon Wright, Angus Young, Brian Johnson - posed, group shot, in front of flight cases, c.1984/1985 (Photo by Bob King/Redferns)
Hard rock group AC/DC at the beach in Ipanema, Brazil during a South American tour, January 1985. Left to right: Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, Simon Wright, Angus Young, Malcolm Young. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
CANADA - DECEMBER 10: A mighty roar from AC/DC's Angus Young, and 14,000 fans are in heavy metal heaven. (Photo by Tony Bock/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 18, 1985: Guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC shreds a solo during a concert on October 18, 1985, at the Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Australian rock group AC/DC performs at the Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, November 20, 1981. Pictured are Angus Young and Brian Johnson. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Cliff Williams performing with 'AC/DC' at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on AUGUST 21, 1979. (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 12: JAAP EDENHAL Photo of AC/DC and AC DC and Angus YOUNG, Angus Young performing on stage, lying down (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 21: Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Angus Young and Phil Rudd are performing with 'AC/DC' at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on August 21, 1979. (Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty
OAKLAND - 1978: L-R Angus Young and Bon Scott of AC/DC get swept away by fans and media at The Oakland Coliseum 1978 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Richard McCaffrey/ Michael Ochs Archive/ Getty Images)
AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Photo of AC DC and Angus YOUNG and AC/DC and Mark EVANS and Bon SCOTT; Mark Evans, Angus Young (playing Gibson SG guitar), Bon Scott - performing live onstage, c.1975/1976 (Photo by Bob King/Redferns)
AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Photo of Malcolm YOUNG and Angus YOUNG and AC/DC and AC DC; Malcolm Young and Angus Young (playing Gibson SG guitar) performing live onstage, c.1975/1976 (Photo by Bob King/Redferns)
AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Photo of Bon SCOTT and AC/DC and Angus YOUNG and AC DC and Malcolm YOUNG and Mark EVANS and Phil RUDD; L-R: Malcolm Young, Mark Evans, Phil Rudd, Angus Young (standing on top of Marshall stack amplifiers), Bon Scott - performing live onstage, c.1975/1976 (Photo by Bob King/Redferns)
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NEW YORK (AP) - AC/DC finally joined iTunes in 2012 after years of refusing to do so, but make no mistake, the Australian rock band is still old school.

"I would like everybody to buy vinyl again," guitarist Angus Young said in an interview. "That's my favorite."

He continued with a loud laugh: "They ought to make them portable - iVinyl."

AC/DC, which has enjoyed four decades of success, will release "Rock or Bust," its first album in six years, on Dec. 2. It is the follow-up to "Black Ice," which sold 784,000 units during its first week in 2008.

The band has yet to join Spotify, something Young said is possible.

"I guess, if it's doing a good service. I mean, we'll certainly entertain the idea, I suppose," he said, though Cliff Williams followed with the question: "Is it like Pandora? I've heard of it."

"Rock or Bust," which has received favorable reviews, is a typical AC/DC album and one the band hopes fans will listen to on record players, in addition to iPhones. It was recorded in May.

"You want people to put it on and go, 'That's AC/DC and no one else,'" Young said.

In a recent interview, the two members were full of laughter and good energy as they discussed their new music and upcoming world tour, planned for next year. But the band is in the midst of turmoil and tragedy despite its success: Drummer Phil Rudd was recently charged with threatening to kill, and guitarist Malcolm Young, who has dementia, left the group in September.

Rudd, who showed up late to court in New Zealand this week and clowned around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards, is also charged with possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

Young said Rudd was acting strangely as the band recorded "Rock or Bust" and were starting to promote it. They plan to go tour without him, he said.

Ironically, Rudd's next court appearance is set for the same day that "Rock or Bust" will be released.

Young, 59, said his older brother, Malcolm, is doing fine, but couldn't play any longer.

"It was progressing further, but he knew he couldn't do it. ... He had continued as long as he could, still writing. But he said to me, 'Keep it going,'" Young said.

Malcolm, 61, is being replaced by their nephew, Stevie Young, who filled in for Malcolm during AC/DC's U.S. tour in 1988. Stevie also plays on "Rock or Bust."

"He's about the closest who plays like Malcolm and he knows that style. And for him it's natural the way he plays," Young said. "Malcolm has that hard-rhythm solid sound and Stevie ... he grew up on that. That's who he emulated. He stuck to that style, which is a unique thing."

"Stevie's personality is very much like Malcolm's as well, and you kind of play how you are," Williams, 64, chimed in.

The band members said they're extremely happy with the outcome of the new album, especially Brian Johnson's vocals.

"He was sounding great from (the) get-go. He was a bit worried," Young said.

"We were upstairs, but we could hear him from downstairs. He was sounding great. He still ... sounds rather angelic in a rough sort of way," he said, laughing again.

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FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2015 file photo, former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrives for sentencing at the Tauranga District Court in Tauranga, New Zealand. Rudd has been arrested in New Zealand, just 10 days after he was sentenced to home detention for threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. The New Zealand Herald reported Sunday, July 20 that Rudd was arrested at his New Zealand home on Saturday, though police refused to comment on the nature of the arrest. (Alan Gibson/New Zealand Herald via AP, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd stands in the dock at a court in Tauranga, New Zealand, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Rudd pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. (Christine Cornege/New Zealand Herald via AP) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, center, arrives at a court in Tauranga, New Zealand Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Rudd pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd stands in the dock as faces charges at the High Court in Tauranga, New Zealand on November 26, 2014. The 60-year-old Australian, who has lived in Tauranga for over 30 years, hit the headlines on November 6 when he appeared in court accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill two people, as well as the charges he still faces. The more serious charge of attempting to procure murder that police laid was dropped the day after his first court appearance, Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones having decided there was insufficient evidence. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 26: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd talks to members of the media after leaving Tauranga District Court after appearing in court after being charged with threatening to kill and possession of meth and marijuana at Tauranga District Court on November 26, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was ACDC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 26: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd talks to members of the media after leaving Tauranga District Court after appearing in court after being charged with threatening to kill and possession of meth and marijuana at Tauranga District Court on November 26, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was ACDC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 26: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd gestures to members of the media after leaving Tauranga District Court after appearing in court after being charged with threatening to kill and possession of meth and marijuana at Tauranga District Court on November 26, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was ACDC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 26: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court after appearing in court after being charged with threatening to kill and possession of meth and marijuana at Tauranga District Court on November 26, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was ACDC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 26: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd talks to members of the media after leaving Tauranga District Court after appearing in court after being charged with threatening to kill and possession of meth and marijuana at Tauranga District Court on November 26, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was ACDC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd hides behind a body guard as he leaves court after faces charges at the High Court in Tauranga, New Zealand on November 26, 2014. The 60-year-old Australian, who has lived in Tauranga for over 30 years, hit the headlines on November 6 when he appeared in court accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill two people, as well as the charges he still faces. The more serious charge of attempting to procure murder that police laid was dropped the day after his first court appearance, Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones having decided there was insufficient evidence. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, Phil Rudd, drummer for the rock band AC/DC, gestures from a window at his house in Tauranga, New Zealand. Rudd was the toast of this quiet New Zealand coastal community when he celebrated the launch of his surprise solo album at his marina restaurant, Phil’s Place. Even the mayor was there. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, John Borren, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 photo, security guards stand by at the home of Phil Rudd, drummer for the rock band AC/DC, in Tauranga, New Zealand. New Zealand prosecutors on Friday backtracked by dropping a murder-for-hire charge against Rudd, saying there wasn't enough evidence to proceed. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, John Borren) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
In this Nov. 9, 2014 photo, a security guard drives past Phil Rudd's waterfront home in Tauranga, New Zealand. The AC/DC drummer faces serious charges and remains secluded in a quiet town that had seemed to accept him and his excesses. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
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Drummer Phil Rudd of the Australian rock group AC/DC on August 24, 1977 at the Academy of Music in New York City.
November 7, 2008 - Toronto, Ont AC DC with drummer Phil Rudd play in front of 45,000 plus screaming fans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada as part of their 2008/09 Black Ice World Tour. Ray Miller / Southcreek EMI / Zuma Press
November 7, 2008 - Toronto, Ont AC DC plays in front of 45,000 plus screaming fans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada as part of their 2008/09 Black Ice World Tour. Ray Miller / Southcreek EMI / Zuma Press
July 12, 2011 - Hollywood, California, U.S. - K19745MR.AC/DC (BRIAN JOHNSON, PHIL RUDD, ANGUS YOUNG, MALCOLM YOUNG, C. WILLIAMS).Inducted ''Rockwalk''.Hollywood, CA. 2000(Credit Image: © Milan Ryba/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Phil Rudd, the drummer for rock band AC/DC, leaves a court house in Tauranga, New Zealand, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, after being charged with attempting to procure murder. The 60-year-old has also been charged with threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. (AP Photo/Bay Of Plenty Times via The New Zealand Herald, George Novak) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
FILE - This June 17, 2003 file photo shows Australian rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. The band says Young is not returning to the band after he announced he was taking a break from the group to focus on his health in April. A Wednesday statement from the band's label said: "Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band." AC/DC will release the album "Rock or Bust" on Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 06: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court after being charged with attempting to procure murder at Tauranga District Court on November 6, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was AC/DC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 06: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court after being charged with attempting to procure murder at Tauranga District Court on November 6, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was AC/DC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 06: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court after being charged with attempting to procure murder at Tauranga District Court on November 6, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was AC/DC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 06: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court after being charged with attempting to procure murder at Tauranga District Court on November 6, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was AC/DC's drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND - MARCH 13: Brian Johnson (L) and Angus Young of AC/DC performing on stage at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland on March 13 2009. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 21: AC/DC performs during the Ballbreaker tour at the Forum in Inglewood, California on February 21, 1996. (Photo by Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 01: (NEW ZEALAND NEWSPAPERS OUT) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd (R) leaves Tauranga District Court following his conviction for cannabis possession on December 1, 2010 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Rudd, charged under his legal name of Phillip Witschke, was found in possession of 27g of the drug after a police search at his launch at the Tauranga Bridge Marina on October 7. The conviction could affect his ability to travel with AC/DC internationally in future. (Photo by The Sun/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 01: (NEW ZEALAND NEWSPAPERS OUT) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court following his conviction for cannabis possession on December 1, 2010 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Rudd, charged under his legal name of Phillip Witschke, was found in possession of 27g of the drug after a police search at his launch at the Tauranga Bridge Marina on October 7. The conviction could affect his ability to travel with AC/DC internationally in future. (Photo by The Sun/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 01: (NEW ZEALAND NEWSPAPERS OUT) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court following his conviction for cannabis possession on December 1, 2010 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Rudd, charged under his legal name of Phillip Witschke, was found in possession of 27g of the drug after a police search at his launch at the Tauranga Bridge Marina on October 7. The conviction could affect his ability to travel with AC/DC internationally in future. (Photo by The Sun/Getty Images)
TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 01: (NEW ZEALAND NEWSPAPERS OUT) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court following his conviction for cannabis possession on December 1, 2010 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Rudd, charged under his legal name of Phillip Witschke, was found in possession of 27g of the drug after a police search at his launch at the Tauranga Bridge Marina on October 7. The conviction could affect his ability to travel with AC/DC internationally in future. (Photo by The Sun/Getty Images)
DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: Phil Rudd of AC/DC performs on stage on the first day of the Download Festival at Donington Park on June 11, 2010 in Derby, England. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns)
SAN ANTONIO - DECEMBER 12: Drummer Phil Rudd of the Australian band AC/DC performs in concert at the AT&T Center on December 12, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
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378457 13: Band members from left: Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Cliff Williams of the Australian rock band AC-DC pose September 15, 2000 at the Rock Walk handprint ceremony at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo /Newsmakers)
378457 12: Band members from left: Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Cliff Williams of the Australian rock band AC-DC pose September 15, 2000 at the Rock Walk handprint ceremony at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo /Newsmakers)
378457 11: Band members from left: Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Cliff Williams of the Australian rock band AC-DC pose September 15, 2000 at the Rock Walk handprint ceremony at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo /Newsmakers)
378457 10: Band members from left: Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Cliff Williams of the Australian rock band AC-DC at the Rock Walk handprint ceremony September 15, 2000 at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo /Newsmakers)
378457 09: Band members from left: Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Cliff Williams of the Australian rock band AC-DC pose September 15, 2000 at the Rock Walk handprint ceremony at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo /Newsmakers)
378457 07: Band member Phil Rudd of the Australian rock band AC-DC poses September 15, 2000 at the Rock Walk handprint ceremony at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo /Newsmakers)
378457 01: Members of the Australian rock band AC-DC pose for a photograph after the Rock Walk handprint ceremony September 15, 2000 at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. From left: Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Phil Rudd. (Photo / Newsmakers)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 15: Photo of AC DC and Phil RUDD and Malcolm YOUNG and Cliff WILLIAMS and Brian JOHNSON and Angus YOUNG and AC/DC; L-R: Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, posed, studio, group shot at Rockwalk Induction (Photo by Robert Knight Archive/Redferns)
Heavy rock group AC/DC performing on tour in Europe, 1980. Left to right: rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, guitarist Angus Young and bassist Cliff Williams. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
LONDON - 1st AUGUST: Australian rock band AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. Left to right: Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON - 1st AUGUST: Drummer Phil Rudd from Australian rock band AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON - 1st AUGUST: Drummer Phil Rudd from Australian rock band AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON - 1st AUGUST: Australian rock band AC/DC posed in a studio in London in August 1979. Left to right: Bon Scott, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: (left to right) Bon Scott, Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd of Australian rock band AC/DC pose in London, England in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: (left to right) Bon Scott, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young and Cliff Williams of Australian rock band AC/DC pose in London, England in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: (left to right) Bon Scott, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young and Cliff Williams of Australian rock band AC/DC pose in London, England in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: (left to right) Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd of Australian rock band AC/DC pose in London, England in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: (left to right) Bon Scott, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young and Cliff Williams of Australian rock band AC/DC pose in London, England in August 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01: (left to right) Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Bon Scott of Australian rock band AC/DC pose in Camden, London in August 1979 . (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
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