Guns N' Roses injury hurts S. Africa music fest

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's biggest outdoor rock event of 2007 has been left without a major headlining act after Guns N' Roses canceled a slew of shows due to an injury suffered by bassist Tommy Stinson.

The group's planned appearances in Johannesburg on April 27 and Cape Town on May 1 were billed as the start of a world tour. The trek was originally scheduled to begin in Japan on April 14, but those dates were pulled shortly after Stinson sprained his left wrist in a fall.

The promoter of the My Coke Fest in South Africa said in statement the injury has not yet healed. "As a result, Guns N' Roses will not make their two scheduled performances at the end of the month."

The 12-hour show is billed as South Africa's biggest rock event and is going ahead with international acts Hoobastank, Staind, 3 Doors Down and Evanescence. Local support includes the Springbok Nude Girls and the Parlotones. Last year's headliner was Metallica.
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