AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will appear in the Tauranga District Court this afternoon charged with attempting to procure a murder.
The charge was laid after police raided the drummer's home on the Tauranga waterfront at Matua this morning.
He is also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
Police said a 60-year-old man would appear in court today.
Police searched Rudd's Tauranga home this morning.
Rudd is the only Australian-born member of the band. In 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the other members of AC/DC.
Rudd moved to New Zealand in 1983 after he was kicked out of the band.
He re-joined the band in 1994 and has since been in and out of New Zealand while touring and recording.
AC/DC has a new album, Rock or Bust, due out on December 2.