Between this and Malcolm’s recent turn of events, this might be the nail in the band’s coffin (no pun intended):
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd allegedly tried to have two men killed.
He appeared in the Tauranga District Court this afternoon, charged with attempting to procure a murder…
He entered no plea to the charges and will reappear in court in three weeks…
One of the alleged victims told Fairfax this afternoon he didn’t want to comment before speaking to his lawyer. He was with his children and not in a position to speak.
Rudd had been in custody since 7am when his house was raided by police.
In releasing Rudd on bail he ordered that he should have no contact with the man he allegedly tried to hire to carry out the murder.
According to the charges laid by police, Rudd had tried to get two men killed – their names and that of the intended hitman were all suppressed by the judge…
Rudd’s arrest comes after police raided the drummer’s home on the Tauranga waterfront at Matua this morning.
He is also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.