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AC/DC drummer busted for trying to have two men murdered
He wanted a dirty deed done cheap — now he might be on the highway to hell.
The drummer for the iconic rock band AC/DC has been busted for trying to have two men murdered in New Zealand.
Founding member Phil Rudd’s waterfront home was raided and the “Hell’s Bells” rocker was hauled into a jail on a slew of charges including attempting to procure a murder, threats to kill and possession of meth and weed.
Rudd, 60, appeared in court Wednesday and was released on bail. The names of the people he allegedly wanted killed were not released.
His lawyer lashed out in court and said that the media just wanted to get photos of Rudd “at his worst,” a report said.
The Australian-born rocker did not enter a plea for the charges and jetted off in a silver Mercedes convertible driven by a blonde woman, according to the Waikato Times.
Under New Zealand law, attempting “to procure any person to murder any other person” is punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
AC/DC was formed in 1973 and its landmark “Back in Black” album is the fifth-biggest selling in the U.S. at more than 22 million copies.
The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and has a new album due out next month.
Rudd left the band in 1983 but rejoined the seminal hard rock group in 1994.
In September the band revealed that founding member Malcolm Young had dementia and was being treated in a Sydney care facility.