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AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby JRNYMAN » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:19 pm

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Accused of Murder-for-Hire Try

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ac-dc ... ry-n242441

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The 60-year-old drummer for Australian rock band AC/DC was accused Thursday of trying to arrange two killings as well as possession of drugs. Phil Rudd made a brief appearance at the Tauranga District Court in his adopted home of New Zealand and was charged with attempting to "procure murder," which carries a maximum prison term of 10 years.

He was released on bail. One of the conditions is that he must not have any contact with anyone involved in the alleged plot. The Bay of Plenty Times newspaper reported that the Australian-born Rudd was accused of trying to hire a hit man to carry out the two killings. Rudd and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 in Cleveland. AC/DC's hits include "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" and "Highway to Hell." The band was due to release the "Rock or Bust" album next month and had planned a world tour next year. It was unclear whether Thursday's events would affect those plans.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby ebake02 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:19 am

Wow, that totally came out of left field. :shock: :shock:
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Boomchild » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:41 am

Certainly not good press for the band.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:51 am

Just reading he was busted with Meth and Pot. :shock: How the hell can a guy so successful get caught up in this kind of shit is beyond me.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby JBlake » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:12 am

Fact Finder wrote:Just reading he was busted with Meth and Pot. :shock: How the hell can a guy so successful get caught up in this kind of shit is beyond me.


Sad cause this was a really cool band, little before my time but I did enjoy listening to their music after the fact so to speak. We don't really have any specific details yet so we can't really tell what is going on with this situation. Only thing I can say is he may have went down the wrong path at some point because of maybe the wrong people he was hanging out with or whatnot. Bad influences and poor choices can end in such situations. Regardless, still one of my most favorite bands from one of my favorite countries I've visited countless times.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby verslibre » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:17 am

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


But how will they EVER replace him? :lol:

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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby FormerDJMike » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:30 am

AC/DC has commented on the arrest of the band's drummer, Phil Rudd, by New Zealand police on charges of attempting to arrange a murder.

Said the group in a statement: "We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil's absence will not affect the release of our new album, 'Rock Or Bust', and upcoming tour next year."

Looks like they already have a drummer in place. I think they should get this guy back:

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oh wait I mean this guy:

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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby verslibre » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:09 am

They could also get Simon Wright back unless the poor guy is still obligated to keeping time for Geoff Tater Tot.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby AR » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:58 am

Chris Slade fit in well with them. Hope they make that call.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Memorex » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:31 am

I wonder if this dirty deed was going to be done dirt cheap?
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:43 am

Memorex wrote:I wonder if this dirty deed was going to be done dirt cheap?



Cheap or not, Phil appears to be on the highway to hell.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Jubilee » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:23 am

Fact Finder wrote:
Memorex wrote:I wonder if this dirty deed was going to be done dirt cheap?



Cheap or not, Phil appears to be on the highway to hell.


If this is as bad as it looks at first blush, he may indeed have the biggest b@lls of them all... :D
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby FormerDJMike » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:11 am

I just hope he doesn't try a Jailbreak! Because if he does they might Shoot To Thrill.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby verslibre » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:31 am

Before Phil consulted that hitman, he might have been consulting his collection of long knives.
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Postby Fact Finder » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:33 am

FormerDJMike wrote:I just hope he doesn't try a Jailbreak! Because if he does they might Shoot To Thrill.


He may well end up Back in Black stripes.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Memorex » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:35 am

Well, he just needs to keep a Stiff Upper Lip.

I guess the song "Guns for Hire" is too obvious. Ha ha.

In any case, it sounds like he was a real Problem Child.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby verslibre » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:06 am

All these jokes at Phil's expense when he shook all night long (from withdrawals).
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Fact Finder » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:10 am

verslibre wrote:All these jokes at Phil's expense when he shook all night long (from withdrawals).


Apparently Phil Wanted Blood (and almost) Got It.
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Postby verslibre » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:24 am

:lol:
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby ebake02 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:41 pm

I guess money doesn't talk...
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby steveo777 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:27 pm

Northwest Music Scene just posted on Facebook that he has been cleared of the murder for hire charges.

Edit: TMZ too.
http://www.tmz.com/2014/11/06/ac-dc-phi ... e-dropped/

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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Jubilee » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:24 pm

...yeah, I thought it sounded like a Touch Too Much. Ah, well. In that case, strike up the band & Let There be Rock! :D
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Postby verslibre » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:39 pm

The old fart has some high voltage left in him after all!
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby steveo777 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:53 pm

Cranky boy! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby FormerDJMike » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:17 pm

His cellmate's will be asking him if he's "ready for a good time".
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby FormerDJMike » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:25 pm

Looks like the charges have been dropped:

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stor ... opped.html

The lawyer for AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd says that the charge of attempting to procure a murder has been withdrawn.

In a press release Paul Mabey QC said: 'I was advised by the (Tauranga) Crown Solicitor, (Greg) Hollister-Jones, that he had reviewed the police file and the available evidence to support the charge of attempting to procure murder.

'He had formed the view that there was insufficient evidence to justify that charge. He has now withdrawn the charge.'

A spokeswoman for Mr Hollister-Jones confirmed the procuring charge had been withdrawn.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby JBlake » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:06 am

steveo777 wrote:Northwest Music Scene just posted on Facebook that he has been cleared of the murder for hire charges.

Edit: TMZ too.
http://www.tmz.com/2014/11/06/ac-dc-phi ... e-dropped/

Back in black! :D


Yeah I read that first thing this morning. Great news, He's back in black for the upcoming tour.
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby FormerDJMike » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:00 am

Apparently the only evidence against him was that they had phone records of him ringing 362436
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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Fact Finder » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:25 pm

NEW ZEALAND

2h

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd sentenced to 8 months home detention on charges of drug possession and threatening to kill,
New Zealand court rules

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Re: AC/DC Drummer Arrested for Murder-for-Hire Attempt

Postby Fact Finder » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:15 am

AC/DC rocker Phil Rudd has been arrested, little more than a week after being convicted and sentenced to eight months' home detention.

The 61-year-old drummer was reportedly arrested at his Tauranga home last night and is being held in custody.

It is understood prostitutes were present at Rudd's home at the time of his arrest.

The nature of the arrest is unclear and it is not known whether Rudd will face any fresh charges when he appears in court again.

Rudd will appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow morning.
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