A warrant to arrest AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been issued after he failed to arrive on time for his latest court appearance in New Zealand.
Rudd was due to appear in the High Court in Tauranga on charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.
But he wasn’t in court when the scheduled session began at 9am on Wednesday.
Justice Timothy Brewer issued a warrant for his arrest, but said it could lie in court until 9.30am to give him time to arrive.
Rudd arrived shortly after the court was adjourned and the case was then remanded to a district court.
The 60-year-old Australian last appeared in court on November 6 accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill two people, a charge which was later dropped due to lack of sufficient evidence.
Rudd still faces three charges for threatening to kill, possessing methamphetamine and possessing cannabis.
Leaving court, Sky News reported Rudd put on a show for photographers, leaping on the back of his security guard.
— with AAP