AC/DC Drummer Charged With Murder For Hire And Drug Possession
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd allegedly tried to have two men killed.
He appeared in the Tauranga District Court in New Zealand yesterday afternoon, charged with attempting to procure a murder.
Rudd, 60, dressed in jeans and a grey sweater, said nothing during his short court appearance before being released on bail. He entered no plea to the charges and will reappear in court in three weeks.
Rudd had been in custody since 7am when his house was raided by police. In releasing Rudd on bail, the Judge 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.