Watch Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld Pay Tribute To Riley Gale On Air
After tributes poured in from everyone in the rock and metal community following the tragic passing of Riley Gale, the devastating news went on to reach a wider audience as Power Trip’s incredible frontman was remembered on Fox News yesterday (August 26).
Host Greg Gutfeld – who was wearing an awesome Power Trip T‑shirt gifted by the vocalist – spoke of how his friendship developed with Riley over the years during the minute-plus-long tribute. He also said that the 34-year-old had “died in his sleep”, despite no cause of death being announced in Power Trip’s official statement.
“I became friends with Riley in the most unlikely realm: Twitter,” said Greg (transcribed via Blabbermouth). “I played two of his songs right here on The Five from his amazing record Nightmare Logic [released in 2017]. 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.”
Greg continued of their relationship throughout the COVID-19 crisis: “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.”
The Riley Gale Foundation will “continue to support the causes and communities that Riley cared about the most”.
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