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Dirty Deeds: Charges Dropped Against AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd

According to a Rolling Stone article, charges against  AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd for allegedly trying to hire someone to bump off two men have been dropped. He still faces charges of threatening to extinguish a life and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

One day after AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested for allegedly attempting to procure the murders of two men, the main murder-for-hire charge has been dropped… Greg Hollister-Jones – the Crown Solicitor of Tauranga, New Zealand, where Rudd was arrested – made the decision to withdraw the charge due to “insufficient evidence.” A press release from Hollister-Jones’ office, which advises the Tauranga government on legal affairs and would have been prosecuting the drummer, said that it had informed Rudd’s lawyers and police of his decision. The High Court will not be trying Rudd on this charge, though a spokesperson for the Tauranga Crown Solicitor’s office confirmed to Rolling Stone that Rudd still faces charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

AC/DC is widely considered of of the most successful Heavy Metal bands in the world, though co-founders Malcolm and Angus Young prefer their music to be simply called as “Rock N Roll.”

First formed in Australia in 1973 the band has sold over 200 million records worldwide and about 75 million in the US, making them of the best selling bands in history.

Ironically enough, their 1976 album “Dirty Deeds” is a song about a hit man for hire so, while we wish Phil the best, we just could resist posting the video!

Dirty Deeds 1976

Dirty Deeds 1976

If you’re havin’ trouble with the high school head
He’s givin’ you the blues
You wanna graduate but not in his bed
Here’s what you gotta do
Pick up the phone, I’m always home
Call me any time
Just ring 36 24 36 hey
I lead a life of crime

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap
Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap

“Dirty Deeds” Live


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