Long-serving AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd faced court in New Zealand today on charges of attempting to procure a hitman to murder two people. Rudd’s arrest followed a raid on his home in the North Island city of Tauranga.
Rudd appeared barefoot in the dock and said nothing before being remanded on bail. The raid also turned up quantities of marijuana and amphetamines, with Rudd also facing charges over possession of narcotics.
Although recent AC/DC press photos have shown the band without Rudd, no official word had been given regarding his participation in their upcoming tour. The band have yet to release a statement regarding Rudd’s arrest.