The AC/DC guide to hitman story writing

TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND – NOVEMBER 06: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd leaves Tauranga District Court after being charged with attempting to procure murder at Tauranga District Court on November 6, 2014 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Phil Rudd was AC/DC’s drummer from 1975 to 1983. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested in New Zealand and charged with attempting to hire a hit man.

The Washington Post gets right to the main issue: What does this mean for the band?

The allegations come at an already-difficult time for the band. Amid plans for an album release and additional touring, the band’s founding guitarist, Malcolm Young, just quit after the revelation he has dementia. The charges against Rudd now place the future of one of rock’s greatest acts even further into question.

Those who know the musician expressed dismay at the allegations. Jesse Fink, who authored a biography on his band called, “The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC,” told the Daily Mail Australia that he was “stunned, absolutely stunned.” He added Rudd had “deteriorated” in the past several years. Ex-manager Michael Browning added the allegations were “a bit of a shock, but there you go.”

Nobody is releasing details about the alleged crime, however. But already, clever newswriters are trying to work AC/DC songs and lyrics into their stories. Ugh.

Here, let’s just make it easy for everyone.

These songs fit the story.

Anything Goes
Big Gun
(Add) Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Evil Walks
Guns For Hire
Highway to Hell
If You Want Blood
Send For the Man
What Do You Do For Money Honey

  • Guest

    You missed the most obvious song: “Dirty Deeds,” a song about hiring hitmen, etc.

    Come on Bob, I expect more from you :).

    • John

      Huh. I tried to delete this, since you added the song, but it just converted to Guest. . . weird.

  • Gary F

    A. “one of rock’s greatest acts” ????
    B. I have become a fan of the Ovation channel on TV on the weekends. They have a lot of music concerts and documentary films on bands and musicians. A while back, they had an AC/DC concert, and the lead singer’s voice was so tired and beaten down and past his days, that maybe they should have hired the hit man to take him out behind the shed. It was brutal, it hurt listening to him and watch all the people think it was great. Time for the band to call it quits is my opinion.