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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