AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Accused of Murder-For-Hire

by
Suzanne Robertson
In New Zealand, the 60-year-old drummer was accused of trying to arrange killings.


Phil Rudd is best known as the drummer for AC/DC. But his legacy might include prison. 

The 60-year-old been charged with attempting to have two men killed. He appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday facing a count of trying to procure the murder of two men as well as possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. 

The names of the men he allegedly wanted killed and the name of the alleged hitman were not revealed and Rudd entered no plea to the charges. He's out on bail until November 27. 

The Australian-born drummer moved to New Zealand in 1983, after he left the band but rejoined in 1994. AC/DC are one of the world's big rock groups and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Their latest album, "Rock or Bust," is scheduled for release December 2.   It will be the band's fifteenth internationally released studio album.

Enjoy a live performance of one of their greatest hits - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. And if you play the drums, it's time to get your resume updated! AC/DC might be in need of a new face behind the drums. 

 

 

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