AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrested again: report

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Former AC/DC Drummer Arrested ... Again

PERTH (Reuters) -- Phil Rudd, the drummer of Australian rock band AC/DC, has been arrested in New Zealand where he lives just 10 days after being sentenced to home detention, media reported on Sunday.

Rudd, who on July 10 was sentenced to eight months home detention after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs, is being held in custody in New Zealand, the Australian Associated Press reported, citing his lawyer, Craig Tuck.

The 61-year-old musician will appear in court in Tauranga district on Monday morning, the news agency said.

Police declined to confirm the arrest or comment on the charge, the AAP said.

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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)
AC/DC rock group with drummer Phil Rudd in 1978
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)
AC/DC's Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson with Justin Timberlake (center-right) ***Exclusive*** (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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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The arrest is the latest blow to the rock musician who was unable to join AC/DC for their 2015 Rock or Bust tour due to legal problems.

He was arrested last November and charged with attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and possession of drugs. The charge of trying to procure murder was withdrawn because of a lack of evidence.

The threat was to an employee involved in the unsuccessful launch of his solo album.

As part of his sentence Rudd was being electronically monitored at his mansion in the seaside city of Tauranga, about 200 km (125 miles) southeast of Auckland.

Australian-born Rudd has lived in New Zealand since he was sacked from the heavy metal band in 1983. He rejoined AC/DC in 1994.

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