According to 3 News, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has lost an appeal following his recent sentencing to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.
Rudd has been meeting with a specialist psychiatrist but authorities remain concerned about his behavior.
He has also reconciled with his would-be victim and agreed to pay him a substantial sum of money in reparation.
Rudd‘s lawyer, Craig Tuck, argued the drummer should have been discharged without conviction and appealed against his sentence on the basis that it was “manifestly excessive,”
In a High Court judgment released on Tuesday, Justice Raynor Asher said he had to decide whether the consequences of a conviction were out of all proportion to the gravity of the offense.
“In my view they are not,” he said. “Even with the convictions, Mr. Rudd may practice as a musician in session work and in concerts in New Zealand and in other countries.”
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