A judge has ruled against Phil Rudd in the former AC/DC drummer's bid to have his house arrest ended. Rudd, who is serving time at home in lieu of behind bars after being convicted of threatening to kill a man and drug possession, contended that being restricted to his mansion was preventing him from being able to resume his career. Noting that his former band has replaced him and has given no indication they want him back, the judge rejected the contention. Rudd's attorney argued that the sentence was 'massively excessive'. The drummer will have another day in court in November when he appears to try and avoid having to spend even more time at home as a result of allegations that he broke the terms of his confinement by having alcohol on the premises.