AC/DC are currently touring with one-time drummer Chris Slade filling in for Phil Rudd, but Rudd says in a new interview that when his eight-month home detention sentence ends, he plans to “get my job back, get back on the road and make a lot of money.”
“Chris Slade’s a good drummer but I’ve got no idea what he’s doing up there,” Rudd tells New Zealand’s 3D. “Trust me, I know what I’m talking about. I got nothing against Chris. It’s just he hasn’t got a permanent job. I hope! That’s all.”
Because of the restrictions of his sentencing, Rudd says that a reunion can’t take place until December when the band is scheduled to play a pair of shows in New Zealand, but the band hasn’t yet spoken to him about participating in those shows.
“You don’t want to act like something is happening and then look like a complete d**khead when it doesn’t,” Rudd says.
“I’m going to be back. I’ve never been fitter; I’ve never felt better; I’ve never been psychologically or physically in better shape my whole life, and I love playing,” Rudd adds. “I’ve realized who I am and what I can do and I just want a chance to go out there and show everyone who the man is. I’m the man.”