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AC/DC: the story behind the comeback of 2014

They surprised the world by announcing a new album, Rock Or Bust. But what happened next was even more shocking.

On the morning of November 6, 2014, Angus Young, Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams woke up in their hotel in Germany to the news that their friend, and long-time AC/DC drummer, Phil Rudd had been arrested in New Zealand. He had been charged with possession of cannabis, possession of methamphetamine and, most sensationally, “attempting to procure murder” by allegedly seeking to hire someone to kill two men. These were not the headlines that the trio’s European press trip were expected to generate.


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