Phil Rudd’s been a very bad boy.
The AC/DC drummer has been charged by New Zealand police with attempting to procure a murder.
He pulled a Tim Lambesis.
Rudd also faces charges of possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of threatening to kill.
I’m surprised cannabis isn’t legal in New Zealand. Seems those folks wouldn’t have a problem with that kind of thing.
The 60-year-old drummer’s home was raided Thursday morning and he entered no plea to the charges when he appeared in the Tauranga District Court later that afternoon.
He was released on bail and will reappear in court on November 27.
Rudd is alleged to have tried to hire a hitman to kill two other men, whose names have not been released.
The alleged offenses are said to have taken place between September 25 and September 26.
If convicted, Rudd faces a maximum of ten years in jail.
Meanwhile, the members of AC/DC have commented on Rudd’s arrest, saying it won’t hold up their plans.
“We’ve only become aware of Phil’s arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album, Rock Or Bust, and upcoming tour next year.”
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