AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has entered not guilty pleas on three charges and will defend them in a New Zealand court next year.
The New Zealand Herald reports Rudd’s lawyer was in Tauranga District Court on Tuesday to enter the pleas on behalf of the drummer.
Rudd was charged on November 6 with attempting to procure a murder by New Zealand police after he allegedly tried to have two men killed, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
Authorities dropped the charge of attempting to procure a murder the next day due to lack of evidence.
Judge Tom Ingram said the matter would likely be heard at a judge alone trial next year.
Rudd appears on AC/DC’s newly-released album, “Rock Or Bust”, although his status for a 2015 world tour with the band remains in question.
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