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AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Alan Gibso
phil rudd

AC/DC drummer jumped on security guards and winked at reporters in court

He also didn’t enter a plea during his brief appearance.

AC/DC DRUMMER PHIL Rudd showed up late for a New Zealand court appearance today and messed around by jumping on the back of one of his security guards outside the courthouse.

Rudd did not enter a plea during his brief appearance.

The 60-year-old is charged with threatening to kill, which comes with a maximum prison sentence of seven years, as well as possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

Citing a lack of evidence, prosecutors earlier dropped a more serious charge that alleged Rudd tried to hire a hit-man to kill two people.

The New Zealand Herald reported that during his appearance, Rudd winked at reporters, drummed a rhythm on the dock and then sped away from the courthouse in a black sports car.

Rudd’s future with the popular Australian band remains uncertain.

Rudd remains free on bail with his next court appearance scheduled for 2 December. That’s coincidentally the same day that AC/DC’s new album “Rock or Bust” is due to be released.

Rudd’s lawyer could not be immediately contacted for comment.

Read: The ‘attempting to arrange a murder’ charge against AC/DC drummer has been dropped >

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