Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will perform at this year's edition of Bonfest, the annual celebration of the life and music of AC/DC legend Bon Scott, who died in 1980 at the age of 33. It takes place in the beautiful small Scottish town of Kirriemuir, Bon's original home town.
The festival sees AC/DC fans from around the world coming together for three days of the best in rock music, including the greatest AC/DC tribute bands from around the world and also some very special guests. This year's event is scheduled for April 28-30, with tickets on sale at this location.
Rudd, who has appeared on all but three of AC/DC's 18 studio albums, will perform at the event on Friday, April 28. Also appearing on the bill are STINGER and SNAPPIN' TURTLES on the main stage on Friday night (April 28), LIVE/WIRE, SCREAMING EAGLES and SOLAR SONS on Saturday (April 29), and AC/DC UK, HAYSEED DIXIE and Dave Arcari on Sunday (April 30).
Rudd was ousted from AC/DC when he was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.
Rudd's replacement in the band was Chris Slade, who also did a three-year stint with the group from 1990 to 1993.
Rudd is getting ready for his first solo tour in support of his 2014 solo debut, "Head Job". It was the release of that album that led indirectly to Rudd's arrest, with the drummer allegedly so angry at a personal assistant over the way the record was promoted that he threatened to have the man and his daughter killed.