AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, 60, has been charged in New Zealand with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and drug possession after a raid took place on Thursday morning.

Rudd appeared barefoot in Tauranga district court the same afternoon. He said nothing during his brief court appearance, did not apply to suppress his name and was bailed until 27 November.

According to court documents, Rudd has been charged with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis and has been ordered to stay in Tauranga and to have no contact with anyone related to the charge of procuring murder as part of his bail conditions.

AC/DC have announced they will launch new album, Rock or Bust from the New South Wales town The Rock on 23 November. The band are odds on favourites to be headlining Glastonbury Festival in 2015.

As I Lay Dying frontman, Tim Lambesis is currently serving six years in prison after being found guilty of a murder for hire plot in 2014.

UPDATE 6/11 3.20pm : In a short statement, AC/DC comment: “We’ve only become aware of Phil’s arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock Or Bust and upcoming tour next year.”