Highway To Hell: AC/DC Drummer Arrested For Trying To Hire Hitman

Derek Hunter Contributor
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested in New Zealand for possession of methamphetamines and marijuana, threatening to kill someone, and “attempting to procure murder.”

According to police, Rudd attempted to hire a hitman to kill two people in late September.

AC/DC sold millions of record over their four-decades career and has a new album out, Rock or Bust, and is planning a world tour starting Nov. 23.

Rudd, 60, is under orders not to leave the New Zealand town of Tauranga after being released on bail.

According to reports, “He said nothing during his brief court appearance and wore no shoes. He did not apply to suppress his name and was bailed until 27 November.”

AC/DC recently announced their original guitarist, Malcolm Young, was suffering from dementia and was leaving the band. It is not known now this latest development will impact the band’s future.