Like most other rock and metal fans around the globe, Rock Sins has this morning woken up to the shocking news concerning AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. According to breaking reports from Australia and New Zealand, Mr Rudd has been charged in a New Zealand court with attempting to arrange the murder of two people. Mr Rudd’s house on the northern island of New Zealand was raided by police on Thursday morning local time leading to his arrest and subsequent charging.
According to the BBC coverage of the story the authorities received a tip off from a member of the public leading to the raid. Mr Rudd has been released on police bail with strict terms imposed including a ban on contact with anyone else involved in the alleged plot. Phil Rudd was also charged with drug possession offences and with making threats against another person or persons life. Further details can be read on the BBC website at the original post right here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29928698.
This news caps off the last few months which have been the most difficult period in the history of AC/DC. It was announced to the public a few weeks ago that AC/DC founder member and guitarist Malcolm Young was unable to continue his role in the group due to suffering from dementia. The band had recorded a new album, the first without Malcolm in AC/DC’s history, in the Spring in Canada with Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young replacing his uncle on guitar for the band. Their new album, Rock Or Bust, is scheduled for a December 2nd release here in the UK through Columbia Records. Whether this will be affected by this shocking turn of events is currently unclear.
As soon as there is any further information regarding Phil Rudd or other parts of this story we will provide an update to our readers.