.

Fan Killed Outside Linkin Park Concert in South Africa

Falling scaffolding near Cape Town stadium injures 19 more

Linkin Park performs on the stage during a show at the Cape Town Stadium in South Africa on November 7th, 2012.
Jaco Marais / Foto24 / Gallo Images / Getty Images
November 8, 2012 9:55 AM ET

A woman was killed on her way to see Linkin Park perform in Cape Town, South Africa, when a a strong gust of wind blew over a promotional billboard, Reuters reports.

"One person passed away last night as a result of injuries," said city spokeswoman Kylie Hatton. "It was a female individual. She passed away after she was taken to hospital."

The temporary scaffolding outside Cape Town's Green Point stadium collapsed shortly before the show, injuring 19 others, 12 of whom needed medical treatment. 

"We wish to express our deep sadness and concern for those injured and our heartfelt condolences to the family of the fan who died as a result of her injuries," Linkin Park wrote in a statement on its website

The band said that they learned about the death following the concert, which went ahead as planned despite the weather.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Hungry Like the Wolf”

Duran Duran | 1982

This indulgent New Romantic group generated their first U.S. hit with the help of what was at the time new technology. "Simon [Le Bon] and I, I think, had been out the night before and had this terrible hangover," said keyboardist Nick Rhodes. "For some reason we were feeling guilty about it and decided to go and do some work." Rhodes started playing with his Jupiter-8 synth, and then "Simon had an idea for a lyric, and by lunchtime when everyone else turned up, we pretty much had the song." The Simmons drumbeat was equally important to the sound of "Hungry Like the Wolf," as Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com