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Rock & Metal Community Pays Tribute To POWER TRIP Vocalist Riley Gale, RIP

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We were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale yesterday. Almost instantly, the rock and metal community took to social media to pay tribute to a vocalist who was gone too soon.

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Here is the statement Riley's band and family put out.

"Dear Power Trip fans worldwide,

"It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night.

"Riley was a friend, a brother, a son. Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend. He touched so many lives through his lyrics and through his huge heart. He treated everyone he met as a friend and he always took care of his friends. We will celebrate Riley’s life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind. You, the fans, meant so much to him, please know how special you are. If you have a memory of Riley please share it, no matter how small, as we remember him.

"Please respect our wishes for privacy during this time. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Dallas Hope Charities, the link to donate directly is here.

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"Signed, – Rlley’s Loving Family

"P.S. Funeral and visitation arrangements are pending."

Here is a collection of tributes from social media:

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Rest In Peace, Riley Gale. I don’t know what happened to him yet, but I do know that I was really looking forward to touring with him & @powertriptx again- in fact, we were already supposed to have toured in Europe & then this pandemic happened & screwed that up. When I sent him these photos I took last year while doing some Euro festivals together, we were talking about how stoked we were to hit the road together & hang again. Besides being a great frontman, Riley was smart, articulate, well read, politically astute, compassionate, & fearless in expressing his views. These are all things I value highly in an artist & a human being- we got along really well. He loved hardcore and metal, & it is shame for our scene that someone who burned so brightly is gone way too soon- he was a mere 34 years old. Just a great dude with some insanely hilarious stories, & I’ll really miss shooting the bull about life & comic books with him. Just two days ago Riley crossed my mind & I thought “I better shoot him a message & check in & see how he’s holding up down there in Texas”- & then I got distracted & forgot. I really wish I had now. My condolences & so much love to Riley’s family & all the Power Trip homies. #riprileygale #powertrip #powertriptx

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A good memory to leave y’all with- we were on tour with @powertriptx a few years ago & one day I was chilling backstage while they were sound checking. I heard their guitarist goofing around & playing a Cro-Mags riff, & I RAN from the dressing room into the venue & started screaming & moshing all by myself in the empty venue- I LOVE the Cro-Mags. Riley saw me doing this & said “Hey- you wanna do this song with us tonight?” We ran through it in their dressing room a few times & then boom- they ended their set with it that night. This is the spontaneous, awesome sort of stuff that happens when you tour with cool people. I’ll miss ya, Riley. Rest In Power, bro.

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Big loss to the musical and metal community… Rest in POWER Riley. Awful news… my condolences to the @powertriptx band, crew and family??

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Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to Riley's family and friends. This sucks.

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