11 Jun 2015

AC/DC's Phil Rudd has sentencing delayed

7:14 pm on 11 June 2015

The sentencing of the AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been delayed.

Phil Rudd at Tauranga District Court om 21 April 2015.

Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

The 60-year-old Australian musician pleaded guilty in the Tauranga District Court in April to charges of threatening to kill and having cannabis and methamphetamine.

He was to have been sentenced on 26 June, but his lawyer, Craig Tuck, said the date had been moved to 9 July.

Mr Tuck said he planned to ask for a discharge without conviction during sentencing.

He said the argument would be based on the consequences of a conviction for Rudd.