AC/DC drummer fronts court on murder related charges

UPDATE: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and drugs offences.

The 60-year-old said nothing during his brief appearance in Tauranga District Court on Thursday afternoon.

He was released on bail under the conditions he stay in Tauranga on the North Island and not contact anyone related to the charge of procuring murder.


He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis after a raid on Tauranga home on Thursday morning.

Local media reports two security guards have been posted outside his home, along with a police officer.

EARLIER: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is expected to face some serious charges including soliciting murder.

It is understood the 60-year-old was the subject of a raid on the North Island of New Zealand this morning.

It’s reported he’s been charged with attempting to procure a murder and threatening to kill as well as possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

Police say he has been arrested and will appear in Tauranga District Court this afternoon.

The Australian-born drummer has lived in Tauranga for a number of years.