AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs, media said.
Here is what is being reported:
The threatening to kill charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years in jail.
An original charge of trying to procure murder was withdrawn because of a lack of evidence by a New Zealand government prosecutor a day after the charges were laid.
Rudd remains on bail, with a procedural hearing set down for February next year.
He rejoined in 1994, but has remained in New Zealand, where he owns a restaurant.
AC/DC released their first album in more than five years called Rock or Bust on Monday.
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