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Colorado band fights over gear, guitarist ends up dead.

Colorado band fights over loading gear, guitarist ends up dead.


Michael Warden (bassist) arrested after Terry Span (guitarist) dies from band fight.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Springs rock musician has died after he was punched and knocked to the ground in a fight involving other members of his band.

Police say Terry Span died Thursday, 12 days after the fight outside a club where the band had played. The 48-year-old Aleister Wild guitarist had been in a coma.

The coroner says the cause of death was a closed head injury.

Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Sorden was arrested on assault charges after the Oct. 8 fight. Police say prosecutors will decide whether to file other charges.

Sorden is a bass player in the band.

Another Aleister Wild member, vocalist Ernie Munoz, told The Gazette of Colorado Springs that Span was trying to calm Sorden after a dispute over loading the band members’ equipment.


RIP Terry Span.

A very sad day indeed. Looks like Terry was a metal head for many years. According to a band bio, it’s even noted that Rudy Sarzo (former Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake) was a one time guest of the band. Perhaps in a jam. See more history HERE.

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