Sonic Youth’s Twitter account hacked amid reunion show hoax

Hacker announced fake one-off show and sent abusive messages to fans

Sonic Youth‘s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday night (June 7) with the hacker attempting to trick fans into thinking that the band were reuniting for a one-off show.

The New York group, who disbanded in 2011 when lead members Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon announced their marital split, are the latest in a recent line of music stars to get their Twitter accounts hacked.

Over the weekend, Keith Richards, Tame Impala, Tenacious D and Bon Iver all had their Twitter accounts hacked into, while Katy Perry had an alleged song leaked when her Twitter account was hacked late last month. Drake was also hacked by someone trying to gain Snapchat followers.

As Pitchfork reports, Sonic Youth’s Twitter username was changed to ‘Max Guerin’, with the hacker posting a series of now-deleted tweets, including claims that the band would play a reunion show in New York’s Central Park. Later tweets pretended that the show had went ahead, while another saw the hacker sent an abusive message to a fan to “get cancer”.

See some of the tweets below, via Pitchfork.

At the weekend, Tame Impala’s account was hacked to send out a bomb threat, with the band’s page posting: ‘I HAVE 15 C4’S IN MY BAG AND 12 PIPEBOMBS IN MY BAG ALSO” at the account of US airline Jet Blue.

Tenacious D’s account falsely announced the death of singer/actor Jack Black, briefly sparking rumours that the band’s frontman and Hollywood actor had died. The account has since reassured fans that Black is alive and well.