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more bad AC/DC news

Postby Unit_1 on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:04 pm

Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary Australian rock band AC/DC, has been charged in New Zealand with attempting to arrange the murders of two people.

The New Zealand Herald reported that the 60-year-old appeared in court Thursday morning in Tauranga, on the country's North Island. The paper reported that he was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis, and making threats to kill. Rudd entered no plea in connection with the charges and was released on bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 27.

Rudd was arrested Thursday morning after police raided his waterfront home. Tauranga Police Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier told the SunLive news outlet that the search was ordered after a member of the public contacted authorities, but had no further details. Rudd was ordered to have no contact with the man he allegedly hired to carry out the murders. The name of the alleged hitman and the would-be victims were ordered suppressed by the case judge.

The BBC reports that under New Zealand law, Rudd could receive up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of the charge of attempting to procure a murder.

The Herald reported that Rudd has lived in New Zealand since 1983, when he was fired from AC/DC. He rejoined the group in 1994.

Earlier this year, AC/DC revealed that founding member Malcolm Young would no longer perform with the band due to dementia. Young is being treated at a Sydney care facility.

The group was formed in 1973 by Malcolm Young and his brother Angus and have sold more than 200 million albums around the world. Among those is their 1976 album "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," the title track of which features a hitman offering his services to people in desperate situations.
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Re: more bad AC/DC news

Postby pckpat on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:52 pm

Looks like Oscar Wilde had a point when he stated- "Life imitates art far more than art imitates life" . I hope Phil is somehow innocent of all this, although if he was "mething around", pretty much any craziness falls within the realm of possibility.
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Re: more bad AC/DC news

Postby Strat59 on Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:43 pm

20 yrs back with AC/DC, Rich, Successful........ drug taking, hiring a hitman = DICKHEAD ! Even a conviction on a drugs charge will end his touring career, let alone a jail sentence on the other charge. From Phil Rudd to Phil Dudd. :dumass:
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Re: more bad AC/DC news

Postby Seby on Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:37 am

The murder solicitation charges have been dropped. God alone knows what's going on here....
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Re: more bad AC/DC news

Postby Strat59 on Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:36 am

Insufficient evidence. Threatening to kill and possession of drugs still stand at the moment but might be dropped. Possession was for personal use
only. Not the first time NZ Police have botched things with regard to sufficient evidence etc. Unfortunately the mud has stuck and the publicity
has gone world wide whether true or not. With the upcoming release of what sounds like a great album and tour, will be interesting to see if Phil is
included if clear of all charges.

But looking at Phil and the rest of the band , time has not been kind, except Brian who looks pretty good still. Not much left for them I'm afraid
as big a fan as I am. :not_worthy:
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Re: more bad AC/DC news

Postby power lover on Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:24 am

still one of the greatest pocket drummers ever to walk the earth.

good to see brian's keepin it real, the workingman can relate to driving around Sydney in a 500k rolls I'm sure
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