Chris Slade Expected To Return To AC/DC For Grammy Performance -
Brian Johnson, AC/DC 2010 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Brian Johnson, AC/DC 2010 - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Chris Slade Expected To Return To AC/DC For Grammy Performance

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on February 5, 2015

in News

All signs are pointing to drummer Chris Slade returning to AC/DC to replace Phil Rudd.

AC/DC will perform for the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles but drummer Phil Rudd is awaiting his next court appearance in New Zealand on Sunday and cannot leave the country.

One time drummer Chris Slade is expected to rejoin the band. Slade was a member of AC/DC from 1989 to 1994 and played on ‘The Razors Edge’ album featuring the hit ‘Thunderstuck’.

A number of sources have reported that Slade was scheduled to make an appearance on Saturday at an optometry practice in Rowland Heights, CA but had to postpone. Dr. Alex Corbin Liu later wrote on his Facebook page “…theres actually big news regarding Slade and his career coming in next several days which is why he had to reschedule this event.”

When a reader asked “Is the big career news spelled with four letters and a lightningbolt in the middle?” Liu replied “i am not totally sure to be honest with you. I am hoping for that!”

AC/DC is scheduled to perform this Sunday at the Grammys and current drummer Rudd is not allowed to leave New Zealand while he is awaiting trial for threatening to kill a business associate and drug possession. Statements from members of the band have not been clear as to whether Rudd is or is not still a member of AC/DC.


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