AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd’s Murder-For-Hire Charges Dropped
If you've paid any attention to, well, anything, you know that AC/DC's drummer, Phil Rudd, was arrested on Wednesday (Nov. 5) for attempting to hire someone to murder two people. He was also in possession of methamphetamine and cannabis at the time of arrest.
Last night (Nov. 6), the murder-for-hire charges were dropped, but the 60-year-old still faces charges of "threatening to kill." He's currently out on bail, but is due back in court in three weeks for the verdict. According to Rudd's lawyer, Paul Mabey, there simply wasn't enough evidence to back the charge. He also stated that the drug charges are minor and most likely won't result in severe consequences.
The band released a statement shortly after the arrest stating that they were unaware of Rudd's arrest until everyone else knew. They also stated that regardless of the outcome, the release of their upcoming album, 'Rock or Bust,' will not be affected.
'Rock or Bust' is due out on Nov. 28 via Albert/Columbia.