Published Aug 27, 2020The sudden passing of Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale has led to many tributes from the global metal community and beyond — and even from places as unlikely as Fox News.
Yesterday (August 26), the band announced that Fox talk show The Five would pay tribute to Gale in an on-air segment. The clip, which you can view below, finds co-host Greg Gutfeld reflecting on his relationship with Gale and his music, while sporting a Power Trip T-shirt.
"I became friends with Riley in the most unlikely realm, Twitter," Gutfeld explained. "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."
Will be wearing this today on the five in honor of Riley. So don't be too disturbed by the image. (I'll also be wearing a tasteful jacket) pic.twitter.com/ldTbhvRKqx— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) August 26, 2020
Gutfeld spoke about how that phone call lasted nearly three hours and shared how they "laughed at how some people think it's wrong for people who disagree to be friends." The co-host shared, "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," Gutfeld expressed. "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."
Gale passed away Monday (August 24), though no cause of death has been revealed. He was 34.