Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was sentenced to eight months of home detention in New Zealand on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a former employee and to possessing drugs.
Under his sentence, Phil will be electronically monitored and will also have to complete a rehabilitation program.
The judge, Thomas Ingram, said Phil had clearly been unable to deal with a long-running meth addiction. Ingram was also unmoved by the drummer's argument that the convictions would hurt his chances of playing with AC/DC again: "Queen replaced Freddie Mercury, and it's clear that your band is currently touring without you."
Police found methamphetamine and cannabis during a search of the drummer's home in New Zealand last November.
Phil, who played with AC/DC for a total of 30 years, initially denied the allegations against him, but made a surprise guilty plea in April.