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AC/DC drummer on bail: Video

Posted at 3:35pm Thursday 06 Nov, 2014 | By Letitia Atkinson

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, who was charged with procuring murder and possession of methamphetamine, has been released on bail.

Rudd, 60, is also facing one count of possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.

Click the image above to watch the video

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd in court earlier this afternoon.

The thunder cracked across the sky when he appeared in Tauranga District Court this afternoon, dressed in streets clothes and minus his shoes.

The drummer and Tauranga businessman was arrested after police raided his Bureta home this morning following information from a member of the public.

According to court documents, Rudd is accused of procuring murder between September 25 and September 26.

The threatening charge relates to an incident on September 26 and the drugs charges relate to his arrest today.

Details of the complaints and the person Rudd is accused of procuring murder for has been suppressed by Judge Louis Bidois.

At the request of acting defence lawyer Tony Rickard-Simms, who was acting on behalf of Paul Mabey, QC, Rudd was remanded on bail until November 27 when he will appear in a Registrar's List.

His bail conditions are to reside at his Bureta home, not to contact any of the complainants on the court documents and not to enter Maleme Street or Riverton Road.

Rudd arriving at court in Tauranga today.


Talented man

Posted on 12-11-2014 20:57 | By lacy

we are in hope that this man with such great talent, that gives us all so much in music , can learn from this negative situation . He has many fans that wish him well.

Yeah right

Posted on 07-11-2014 20:45 | By patricia1955

The extra publicity will probably lead to record sales booming again.

Some good from this?

Posted on 07-11-2014 12:19 | By big ted

Hopefully for Phil this brings things to a close. It seems that he has had stresses for a long time; this will resolve things. Every cloud etc etc.

Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll

Posted on 07-11-2014 08:48 | By You.could.say.that.

Party on dude!

Lets not forget folks

Posted on 07-11-2014 08:10 | By earlybird

innocent until proven guilty. There are always two sides to every story.


Posted on 06-11-2014 23:32 | By Hannahbell

I hope he does not get let off lightly because of his fame. If he has done a crime then he needs to do the time, regardless of who he is.

Live on the Edge ....

Posted on 06-11-2014 19:39 | By Mary Faith

Live on the edge long enough you are bound to fall off sooner or later - Later in this case!


Posted on 06-11-2014 16:10 | By NZgirl

Hope his restaurant stays open. Hopefully going there soon

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