Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Angus Young & Cliff Williams @ Le Grand Journal, Canal+, Paris Nov 05 2014

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's charge of attempting to procure murder has been withdrawn
 "The decision to charge Mr Rudd was made by the New Zealand Police without consultation with the Tauranga Crown solicitor."

Official statement from AC/DC:
" We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year."

Phil Rudd arrested in New Zealand & charged with attempting to procure a murder, he was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
He was released on bail.
According to New Zealand news outlet The Sun, Rudd was "accused of procuring murder" between September 25th and 26th.

Angus Young & Cliff Williams @ Le Grand Journal, Canal+, Paris Nov 05 2014

 Angus & Brian did some interviews yesterday (Nov 04) @ Four Seasons hotel in London including for some French press, Angus ( & Helen) arrived in Paris that night with Eurostar @ Gare du Nord.
Cliff arrived in Paris in the afternoon from the USA.
 Nov 05:
Angus and Cliff gave a few interviews this morning for magazines , newspapers and radios

This afternoon they went to Canal+ for an interview for "Le Grand Journal" between 4:00pm and 5:00pm:
Angus spoke for most of the time,  with Cliff only saying a few words, of course the interview was crap, they had the cd cover and vinyl cover on the set but there was no cd or vinyl inside. It lasted for 20 min.
Fun to see Angus & Cliff for the promo but for die-hard fans: no interests apart from seeing them in flesh.
2 shows are planned @ Stade de France at the end of May but we all know that all ready.
They do not talked about Phil during the interview but...
From what I've been told by several sources , Phil is definitively playing on the album but not sure for the Tour yet as there are some tensions between him and the band.I won't get into more details.
I guess that the official picture WITHOUT Phil was a good ( or bad) message to him: "If you keep fuckin' things up, you're out of the band".
From what Antoine De Caunes said when he introduced Angus & Cliff  this interview will be broadcasted on the day of the album release so:  Dec 01st or 02nd.
Angus and Cliff left straight after the interview for Germany.