Twitter accounts of several prominent musicians 'hacked'

Keith Richards, Bon Iver and rock band Tenacious D were among those affected

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A number of prominent musicians had their Twitter accounts 'hacked' over the weekend.

Individuals managed to post a number of tweets from the accounts of artists including Keith Richards and Bon Iver.

Jack Black's rock band Tenacious D was forced to clarify that the comedian was still alive after a series of tweets falsely claimed he had died. The band said the incident was a 'sick prank'.

Pitchfork reports that false bomb threats were sent from the account belonging to rock band Tame Impala before being deleted.

Meanwhile, a tweet on Keith Richard's account said a number of 'hateful' messages had been sent after the account was hacked.