AC/DC Drummer Charged With Arranging Murder Plot

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested and charged with attempting to hire a hitman to commit murder.

The musician has appeared in court in New Zealand on charges of trying to arrange a murder.

He was also charged with making threats to kill and for possession of the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis.

The 60-year-old was arrested after a police raid of his home in  Tauranga yesterday. It was thought that the police were tipped-off about the drummer by a unanimous member of the public.

He has since been released on bail, and as part of his bail conditions, he is not allowed to be in contact with anyone involved in the murder plot.

The Guardian reports that court documents detail how Rudd tried to hire one person to kill two other men. The musician is due back in court again on November 27th, where he faces up to 10 years in jail.

Rudd was forced out of AC/DC in 1983, after an 11 year absence, he rejoined the group in 1994.

Ther Aussie rockers are due to release their new album Rock Or Bust in December, which will be their first LP in six years. There’d been speculation that he had been kicked out of the band again because he was missing from recent press shots and videos.