Phil Rudd, drummer for the legendary rock group AC/DC, has been arrested and accused of hiring a hitman to kill two people.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was charged with attempting to procure a murder in New Zealand early Thursday, Nov. 6. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.
According to local authorities, the 60-year-old hired a hitman to kill two men. The names of the alleged hitman and targets have not been released, though Rudd was ordered not to have any contact with those involved in the alleged plot.
Rudd entered no plea to the charges at the Taurunga District Court before being released on bail. He’s due back in court on Nov. 27.
The other members of AC/DC broke their silence with a statement released on Facebook, which read, “We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album ‘Rock or Bust’ and upcoming tour next year.”