Update: Attempting to procure murder charge against AC/DC drummer has been dropped
Update: 8:45 p.m. – A New Zealand police charge of “attempting to procure murder” against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been dropped, his lawyer says. Rudd still faces other charges, including threatening to kill.
Read the original report below.
(CNN) – A drummer for a hard rock band has been charged with attempting to have two men killed.
Authorities say 60-year-old Phil Rudd, the drummer for AC/DC, is facing a count of attempting to procure the murder of two men in New Zealand.
He was also charged with threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis.
Rudd did not enter a plea to the charges while in court and was bailed until Nov. 27.
Police are not releasing a lot of details related to the case.
According to TVNZ, the names of the men he allegedly wanted killed and the name of the alleged hitman have been suppressed.