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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd accused of murder plot

Phil Rudd, drummer for the iconic rock band AC/DC, has been arrested and charged in New Zealand with allegedly attempting to hire a hitman to kill two people.

The judge in the case has "suppressed the names of the alleged intended victims and the alleged hitman," reports New Zealand's Bay of Plenty Times. Rudd has also been charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. He is now out on bail, and has his next court date on Nov. 27.

Rudd first joined AC/DC in 1975. He left the group in 1983, but later rejoined in 1994 and has remained a member to this day.

AC/DC is set to their latest album soon, called Rock or Bust. It is their first album without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who retired from the band this year due to the onset of dementia.