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Date of Birth 19 May 1954Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth NamePhillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis, 19 May 1954) is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 through 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015. Upon the 1977 departure of bass guitarist Mark Evans from AC/DC, Rudd became the only Australian-born member of the band. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of AC/DC. Due to ongoing legal problems in New Zealand, Rudd was unable to join the band for the 2015 "Rock or Bust tour" and was replaced by Chris Slade.

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Spouse (1)

Lisa O'Brien (1983 - 2004) (separated) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Fired from AC/DC' in 1983 due to excessive pot smoking, irresponsible behavior with women, and a bitter physical confrontation with an unnamed member of the band. Went through many years of rehab, and was rehired by the band in 1995.
Longtime drummer for the famous hard rock group AC/DC.
Became a helicopter pilot during his 12 year absence from AC/DC.
Drummer.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of AC/DC) on 10 March 2003.
Shares a birthday with ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and Pete Townshend of The Who and vocalist Joey Ramone of 'the Ramones.'
Rudd's first solo album, "Head Job", was released on 29 August 2014.
Since Mark Evans' departure, he is the only member of AC/DC to have been born in Australia.
He uses two types of Ahead drumsticks while playing drums.
He is known as the "master of minimalism", because he plays the bare minimum.
He has not appeared in the photos of the album "Rock or Bust", he has not appeared either in the official video of the song "Rock or Bust".
He never uses the ride cymbal, because it is not part of his style.
In August of 2016 he had a heart attack.
He cares about the battery tuning, especially in the studio, as the powerful drumming in fact the skin of the snare could detuning more easily than normal.

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