Phil Rudd
Phil Rudd
Celebrated Name: Phil Rudd
Real Name/Full Name: Philip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis
Gender: Male
Age: 69 years old
Birth Date: 19 May 1954
Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality: American
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Weight: 73kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lisa O’Brien
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Five Children)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Phil Rudd Gay? NO
Profession: Musician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]: $70 Million
Last Updated: [current date format=’F Y’]

Philip Hugh Norman Rudd, better known as Phil Rudd, is a renowned drummer from America. He is part of the Australian Hard rock band AC/DC, where he joined in 1975 up to 2015.

After Mark Evans, the bass guitarist, had left the band, Phil Rudd has to take his position. Phil Rudd was among other members of the AC/DC band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

During the 2015 Rock or Bust tour, Phil Rudd was not able to be part of the group due to the legal situation in New Zealand. The band then replaced Phil Rudd with Chris Slade. Phil Rudd layer released his first single album known as Head Job.

Maybe you know about Phil Rudd very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in [current date format=’Y’]? If you do not see, we have prepared this article about details of Phil Rudd’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Phil Rudd was born on 19 May in Melbourne. Phil Rudd is of Irish and German ancestry; however, his stepfather was of Lithuanian ancestry.

Phil Rudd’s love for drumming erupted when he was still in his teen ages, and he decided to do it as his future career.

Personal Life

Phil Rudd alleged to possess 25 grams of marijuana in his boat. The allegations were smashed on the ground since it would hinder him from doing his job at AC/DC.

On 30 July 2011, Phil Rudd bought and opened a restaurant which he named after he named: Phil’s Place, where he would sell steak and plates of seafood. The restaurant found at Bridge Marina in Tauranga.

In July 2012, the restaurant was under closure and reopened in April 2013. The following year after the opening of the restaurant, Phil Rudd ordered to pay over $70,000 to his workforce following dismissal with no legit explanations.

In 2014, police cuffed Phil Rudd with allegations of procured murder, death threats, and possession of illegal drugs after police flooded in his house without prior notice. The following day, the murder procurement charger dropped. The other charges still used against him.

AC/DC had to rehire Chris Slade, its former drummer because Phil Rudd was behind bars.

In 2015, the authority placed Phil Rudd under detainment and had to pay NZ$120,000. He went through real shit and was affected psychologically.

He went ahead to see a psychiatrist in each week, and he became fresh again with no bounds of any shit.

In 2017, Phil Rudd began to make his tours in Europe with his Phil Rudd band he created during the time AC/DC fired him. The journey debuted in Oslo, Norway, and later went to Hungary, The United Kingdom, Sweden, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, among many other places.

Marriage life

In 1983, Phil Rudd married Lisa O’Brien, and God blessed them with five children. After a marriage that lasted for 23 years, the couple later divorced.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 19 May 1954, Phil Rudd is 69 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024. His height is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and his weight is 73 kg.


He started by drumming for several bands situated in Melbourne before he became part of the Buster Brown band with Angry Anderson and Rose Tattoo. In 1974, the group moved a step by recording a single album known as something to Say. Later on, Phil Rudd left the band and joined The Coloured Balls together with Lobby Loyde.

In 1974, one of Phil Rudd’s former bandmates from Colored Balls, Trevor Young, informed Phil of rhythm auction done by AC/DC. Phil Rudd attended the auditioning, and he performed excellently. Immediately, the bans hired him.

The way Phil Rudd drummed rhymed with the idea that the band drums.  Later on, the band relocated to the United Kingdom.

Scott Bon, the vocalist of the group, passed away, and the band replaced him with Brian Johnson. In the 1980s, they recorded Back in Black album, which received commercial success. The death of Scott Bon profoundly affected Phil Rudd, but he, later on, got over it.

Phil Rudd went on work with AC/DC until in 1983 when the band fired him during the recording of the Flick of the Switch. The reason behind Phil Rudd’s firing was as a result of many issues, personal problems included. He also had a misunderstanding with Malcolm Young, the rhythmic guitarist and founder of the band. It later stepped up to physical. The group then replaced Phil Rudd with Simon Wright.

While Phil Rudd was away after the band had fired him, he went ahead to buy a helicopter firm and build his recording studio.

In 1991, the AC/DC band paid a visit to New Zealand. They asked Phil Rudd if he could join them, and he did not hesitate; he accepted their request with no much discussion. In 1993, the band rehired Phil Rudd permanently after Big Gun recording that featured as a soundtrack in the Last Action Hero movie. The group was happy with Phil Rudd’s return and stated that since his departure, some taste of the drumming has as well lost.

Phil Rudd performed four studio albums, namely Stiff Upper Lip, Rock or Bust, Ball Breaker, and Black Ice. In 1981, Black Ice became a hit.

In 2014, Phil Rudd released his single album known as Head Job. The album featured New Zealand musicians such as Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin.

Awards & Achievements

Phil’s work in the music industry has earned him awards like:

Best Hard Rock Performance

American Music Awards nomination

APRA Awards, among many more.

Net Worth & Salary of Phil Rudd in [current date format=’Y’]

Phil Rudd Net Worth
Phil Rudd Net Worth

As of February 2024, Phil Rudd has an estimated net worth of more than $70 million. The most significant percentage of his bet worth comes from his sole career as a drummer in the AC/DC band, which has sold countless albums with hit songs. He also has his band, namely Phil Rudd Band, that he scoops some income.

He also has a restaurant that earns him a good salary. The tours he has made throughout his career life have as well contributed to his massive cash of income.

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, Phil Rudd decided to follow his passion in pursuit of a drummer in the music industry. He has truly earned a lot from his contribution to the music industry, especially to the AC/DC band. His efforts bring him food to the table.


  1. Phil is AC/DC’ S drummer!!!***. The two others, Simon and Chris, were necessary. That doesn’t mean that the boys (the other members), were impressed, thought that they were better, and/or had a better style and most of all happy about the change. People have to remember, these guys had been playing together since 1974!!! I am probably biast, but in my humble opinion, you can clearly hear when it’s Phil drumming. Phil’s style is easy to hear. He is a brilliant drummer, and many big name drummers think very highly of Phil’s style and sound,no gimmicks, just the real deal. Last but not least, I don’t like doing this, but I feel that it is necessary., and the correct thing to do. In Phil’s profile. Firstly, Phil was NEVER married to Lisa O”Brian, they lived in a defacto relationship. Phil’s not 6.2″, try 5.6′,or 5.5′. He has 6 children. Five to Lisa, and hiis first born son,to a beautiful lady whom he was engaged to. And I would bet my life on the fact that you called his father, STEP, even though thats true, Phil Never looked at dad as his stepfather. Phil counts dad (R.I.P), as his REAL FATHER. Always has, always will. That’s enough of correcting for now. If you actually see this Phil, please contact me. Candice,or one of the girls. Actually, just Email me. Keep On Rocking Bro. Lots Of Love Always, your little you know what, Kate/Kathryn.

  2. Mr. Rudd, I can watch you play drums all day. Your truly one of a kind, and I count yourself and Mike Smith of Journey as
    my favorites. All the best.
    Barry Calciano, Norwood Pa. USA

  3. Where did you get this information. Phil’s Definately Not 6 ft 2… and he didn’t replace Mark Evans. Obviously you don’t really have a clue.


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