AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempted murder for hire.
The 60-year-old appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday afternoon facing a count of attempting to procure the murder of two men, said Bay of Plenty Police District representative Kim Perks. He was also charged with threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis, Perks said. The names of the men he allegedly wanted killed and the name of the alleged potential hitman are suppressed, CNN affiliate TVNZ reported. Rudd entered no plea to the charges at the Tauranga District Court, and was bailed until November 27, local media reported.
AC/DC’s new album will be released in three weeks. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003.