Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale passed away in his sleep earlier this week. The band informed the world of his passing the following day. When news broke, heartfelt messages and tributes came pouring in over social media. There was one tribute however, that I think surprised a lot of people.
Greg Gutfeld is the co-host of ”The Five” on Fox News. In a segment called ”One More Thing”, Gutfeld while wearing a Power Trip shirt and gave a very powerful tribute to his friend, Riley Gale.
“Yesterday, Riley Gale, lead singer of Power Trip and all-around brilliant dude, died in his sleep at the age of 34.
“I became friends with Riley in the most unlikely realm, Twitter. I played two of his songs right here on The Five from his amazing record Nightmare Logic. If you love metal, you’ll dig that. And you should get it and make that album go Number One. The band’s Twitter reaction after I played their songs? ‘Cease and desist.’ But Riley wanted to talk about it, so I called him up. The phone call lasted two and a half hours. We laughed at how some people think it’s wrong for people who disagree to be friends. From that moment on, that’s what we became: friends. Good friends. He gave me this damn shirt.
“We met in Texas at a bar with his great dad, and both came with me to my book signing, where Riley actually helped unpack my books and hand them out. It was priceless. It was a blast.
“During this pandemic, we talked often and a lot about everything under the sun. It was clear this period was hitting him pretty hard, so we helped each other out. I wish I had done more, frankly. I’m going to miss him.
“Riley Gale — rest in rock, in peace.
“If you wanna make a donation in his name, check out Dallas Hope Charities.”