The 60-year-old Australian entered no plea to the charges
during a brief court appearance in Tauranga, about 200
kilometers (124 miles) southeast of Auckland.
He was remanded on bail with restrictions on his movements and
ordered to re-appear in court at the end of the month. Rudd
could face up to 10 years' jail if convicted of the most serious
charge of attempting to procure murder.
Police arrested Rudd, whose birth name is Phil Witschke, during
a raid on his home earlier Thursday. The raid followed a tipoff
from a member of the public, police said.
Police declined to comment on the nature of the allegations
against the drummer.
The Sunlive news site said Rudd allegedly tried to procure the
murder of two people, and threatened to kill one of them in late
The Australian-born Rudd moved to the seaside city of Tauranga
after he was sacked from the band in 1983. He rejoined AC/DC in
1994, but has remained in New Zealand, where he owns a
He was convicted and fined for possessing cannabis in 2010.
AC/DC is due to release their first album in five years on
(Reporting by Gyles Beckford; Editing by Stephen Coates)
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