UPDATE (11/6 @ 8:15pm) – New Zealand prosecutors dropped murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd
NEW ZEALAND –Legendary AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with trying to have two men killed.
The 60-year-old rocker appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday to face attempted murder and drug charges.
Rudd did not enter a plea and has been released on bail.
No word on the exact details of the alleged plot, the possible victims or the potential hitman.
In an ironic twist, one of AC/DC’s biggest hits was a song in 1976 called “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” about the life of a hitman.
Their latest album, “Rock or Bust,” is scheduled for release December 2.