AC/DC Drummer Arrested For Ordering A Hitman To Kill Two People
Bad news, AC/DC fans: Drummer Phil Rudd, 60, has been arrested in New Zealand for attempting to hire a hitman to murder two men.
Police raided his home in Tauranga early this morning. There, they charged him with “attempting to procure murder.”
They also found methamphetamine and marijuana in his possession.
Rudd appeared in court and was let out on bail. He will return to court on November 27.
He could face upward of 17 years in prison. The court refused to release the names of the would-be victims and the hitman.
This isn’t Rudd’s first brush with the law. He was arrested and convicted of cannabis possession back in 2010. His punishment was only a small fine.
Rudd was a member of AC/DC from 1974 to 1983 and then from 1994 to the present day. He drummed on the iconic album Back in Black and was a part of the band when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Rudd also released a solo album in August called Head Job.