Yesterday (26th), Greg Gutfeld, one of the co-hosts of The Five on Fox News, paid an on-air tribute to the late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale. The metal community has been mourning Gale’s death, who passed away at the age of 34 on August 24th. Setting political differences aside, Gutfeld, who was wearing a Power Trip shirt, honored Gale and discussed the friendship the two had shared, which started via Twitter. Gutfeld also revealed Gale died in his sleep.


Read and watch the on-air tribute below:

“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.”


Watch the video below:


Members of the metal community have also honored the late Riley Gale via Twitter: