Phil Rudd, the drummer for Australian rock band AC/DC, has been charged for allegedly trying to have two men murdered earlier this year.

Phil Rudd Arrested, Charged

Rudd, 60, was arrested and faced his charges in the murder plot in a New Zealand court Thursday. He did not enter a plea. He was subsequently released on bail under the condition that he have no contact with any of the other individuals connected to the alleged plot, according to stuff.co.nz.

In addition to the charges pertaining to an attempted murder, Rudd also faced charges of possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and making death threats.

As for Rudd’s band AC/DC, they’re set to drop their latest album Rock or Bust in December. They’re also set to go on tour next year – already without guitarist Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia. Apparently, despite this second setback, AC/DC will go forward with their plans.

"We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment," the statement read. "Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year.”

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