According to Bay Of Plenty Times, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will open a harborside restaurant — named Phil’s Place— in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand with a launch party mid-September.
Rudd, who has lived in Tauranga for more than 25 years, bought the The Bridge Bistro And Bar business, which closed in July. The restaurant has since had a complete overhaul of the interior which has been personally overseen by Rudd.
“We have completely re-kitted the inside,” Rudd said. “I want it to be more than a restaurant — a whole dining experience. I have focused on the visuals, the sound, the smell and of course the taste. Most of all, ‘the feel’. It will be a place that will blow your mind.”
Rudd returned to AC/DC in 1994 and is still performing with the band, which completed its “Black Ice” world tour in June last year.
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