Phil Rudd, drummer for AC/DC, had been arrested and charged with possession of cannabis and methamphetine, threatening to kill someone, and “trying to procure the murder of two people in New Zealand.”

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the charge of an attempt to hire someone to commit murder on Rudd’s behalf – has been dropped, saying:

“Rudd’s lawyer, Paul Mabey, QC, said on Friday afternoon that the Crown solicitor withdrew the charge after a meeting with Mabey and police.

‘The decision to charge Mr Rudd was made by the New Zealand Police without consultation with the Tauranga Crown Solicitor,’ he said.

“The Crown Solicitor said there was insufficient evidence to justify the charge and had withdrawn the charge, Mr Mabey said.

“The Crown Solicitor’s office confirmed the charge had been withdrawn.”

The other minor charges still stand, and Rudd plans to contest the charge of threatening to kill someone.

Rudd’s legal representative also said that the drummer is “considering any possible remedies he may have” for the “unnecessary and extremely damaging publicity” surrounding his arrest. meaning he’s thinking about sueing the New Zealand Police Force.

What will be interesting to see is if he continues as normal with AC/DC, or if the band heads out on tour without him.