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'Saying you're irreplacable as the drummer of AC/DC is probably inaccurate'

July 11th, 2015

Episode 477 of 1270 episodes

The drummer with the rock band AC/DC, Phil Rudd, tried to claim he was an “irreplaceable member of the band” during a criminal trial in New Zealand. The judge wasn’t persuaded and the band will now tour with drummer Chris Slade. Matt Everitt, former drummer in the band Menswear said that "it depends on the band and it depends on the drummer", but that "in AC/DC's case, their dynamic is easier to duplicate". "Replacing Ringo Star however, would be completely impossible."