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Phil Rudd willing to rejoin AC/DC if Axl Rose leaves the band

Phil Rudd says he will rejoin his former band AC/DC but only if frontman Axl Rose leaves.

music Updated: Sep 02, 2016 17:55 IST
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Phil Rudd was replaced by Chris Slade after he was convicted in 2015 for drug possession.(Facebook)

Veteran drummer Phil Rudd says he is willing to join hard rock band AC/DC back but has a condition - singer Axl Rose must leave as the group’s frontman.

The former Highway to Hell drummer was replaced by Chris Slade after he was convicted in 2015 for drug possession and making threats to kill a former employee, reported Femalefirst.

Rose took the place of longtime AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, who was forced to abruptly quit touring with the group or risk “total hearing loss”.

“If Angus (Young) wanted me to play then that’s up to him, but I don’t really want to play with Axl Rose. I don’t really rate him,” Rudd said.

Meanwhile, the musician revealed he suffered a “big” heart attack recently but is doing fine now.

“I had a heart attack, but I’m good now. I was just at home and I started to feel just funny. I had a strange pain in my chest.

“My housekeeper took me to the hospital where they hooked me up and did all these tests. Turned out I had a big heart attack. My artery was all blocked up, and they said I had to stay in and have an operation,” he said.

Watch Phil Rudd sing here: