AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is apparently in hot water according to a recent report by Stuff.co.nz. The 60-year-old musician has been charged with attempting to procure murder of two people in New Zealand where he resides currently. He appeared in Tauranga District Court today (November 6) after his home was raided by police, and during which they also found illegal substances.
Here are some snippets from the report, courtesy of Stuff.co.nz:
“Rudd had been in custody since 7am when his house was raided by police. In releasing Rudd on bail he ordered that he should have no contact with the man he allegedly tried to hire to carry out the murder.” “According to the charges laid by police, Rudd had tried to get two men killed – their names and that of the intended hitman were all suppressed by the judge.” “Rudd’s arrest comes after police raided the drummer’s home on the Tauranga waterfront at Matua this morning.” “He is also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.” “Michael Browning, AC/DC’s former manager, told the Daily Mail the situation was a “bit of a shock.”
The Australian-born drummer is released on bail and is set to make an appearance in court on November 27. The timing of the incident is terrible for AC/DC fans, considering the legendary Rock group is set to release the follow-up album to 2008’s “Black Ice”. The new album entitled “Rock or Bust” will be released on December 2, just in time for Christmas.