Dirty deeds. Done Dirt Cheap.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd attempted to hire a hitman to kill two people, a New Zealand court has heard.
The 60-year-old said nothing during a brief, shoeless appearance in Tauranga District Court on Thursday afternoon.
He is charged with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis, following a police raid on his North Island home on Thursday morning.
Michael Browning, the band’s ex-manager, had only just heard the news and told Daily Mail Australia it was a ‘bit of a shock, but there you go’.
According to court documents, Rudd is accused of attempting to hire one person to kill two others between September 25 and September 26.
He is also accused of threatening to kill a complainant on September 26.
Details of the complaints and the names of the alleged intended targets and hitman were suppressed by Judge Louis Bidois.
At the request of defence lawyer Tony Rickard-Simms, Rudd was remanded on bail until November 27 when he will reappear in court.
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