Late Power Trip Frontman Honored With The Riley Gale Foundation

Late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale has been honored with a new organization called The Riley Gale Foundation. The charity’s first event, “Riley & Friends Day, Vol. 1,” will take place at Deep Ellum Art Co. in Dallas, TX on August 25.

The following was said about the foundation in a press release:

“Riley Gale was a force of nature within the heavy music community. Anyone who met Riley knows that he loved his fans and considered them extended members of his family. He was always quick with a smile and words of encouragement and comfort.

Riley was also a champion for those who are misunderstood, marginalized, and mistreated. He wanted everyone to be treated with kindness, love, and respect, regardless of their background or social status. His song lyrics and the actions he took off-stage demonstrated Riley’s desire to make the world a better place.

When Riley passed on August 25, 2020, it was a devastating blow to all who knew and loved him. His friends and family continue to grieve, but they also promised to continue Riley’s legacy of doing good for others.

In that spirit, Riley’s friends, fans and the entire Gale family are happy to announce the official launch of The Riley Gale Foundation, a 501-(C) (3) charity.

Riley obviously loved music, but he also fiercely defended those who have been marginalized by society. He used his influence to encourage others to contribute time, money and emotional support to those in need. When Riley passed, the family asked for donations to be sent to Dallas Hope Charities, his favorite charitable organization. Contributions came from around the globe and enabled Dallas Hope Charities to purchase a home for people who are going through a difficult transitional period.

Riley also loved animals. If he could have, Riley would have rescued every stray, abandoned, or mistreated dog he saw. Tommy, his beloved, funny-looking mutt was always at his side.

The Riley Gale Foundation will continue to support Dallas Hope Charities and similar organizations. It will also support local, neighborhood-based animal rescues that are in constant need of funds and supplies. They’ll support and contribute to various mental health programs.

The Gale family will administer the Foundation; they have committed to dispersing 100% of all net proceeds raised by the foundation to those in need, and contributions will be transparent and public.

In order to properly celebrate who Riley was— and to publicly launch The Riley Gale Foundation— they are excited to announce the first annual Riley Gale & Friends Day Vol. 1 (RG Day Vol.1). Taking place on August 25th, 2021 at Deep Ellum Art Co. in Dallas, TX, the first of many events of its kind, one and all are invited to join for music, memories, food and fun. And most importantly, to have a blast celebrating the life and legacy of Riley Gale.

The event is free but contributions to The Riley Gale Foundation are encouraged and appreciated. There will be a live and online auction featuring dozens of one-off musical items, merchandise, artwork, gift certificates, items from Riley’s personal collection and more. Details are below, and for more information visit The Riley Gale Foundation here.

Please RSVP for Riley Gale & Friends Day Vol. 1 on Facebook.

For direct contributions to The Riley Gale Foundation, go to www.rileygale.org.

Keep up with The Riley Gale Foundation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Riley Gale & Friends Day Volume 1, event details:

August 25, 2021

Deep Ellum Art. Co

3200 Commerce St.

Dallas, TX 75226

7 pm – 12 midnight

Free admission, cash bar.

Contributions to the Riley Gale Foundation encouraged.”

Cause Of Death Revealed For Power Trip’s Riley Gale

Power Trip frontman Riley Gale’s cause of death has officially been revealed. According to an autopsy report, Gale died from an accidental fentanyl overdose. YouTuber Heavy Metal Picker broke the news and it has since been confirmed by Rolling Stone and MetalSucks, who both verified the information with the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office. The report says Gale suffered pulmonary edema that was induced by “toxic effects of fentanyl.” He was said to have had 22.5ng/mL of fentanyl in his blood.

Watch Obituary Cover “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe)” With Members Of Power Trip

During Obituary’s March 27 livestream concert, the band were joined by Power Trip‘s Blake Ibanez and Nick Stewart for a cover of “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe).“ The performance served as a tribute for late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale.

Power Trip Members Give First Interview Since Riley Gale’s Death

Power Trip have officially given their first interview since the tragic death of their frontman Riley Gale. The chat, which can be found over at the Los Angeles Times, took place ahead of the Grammy Awards, where the band have been nominated in the “Best Metal Performance” category for a live version of “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe).“

Drummer Chris Ulsh said the following about Gale’s death:

“Losing Riley was the saddest thing that ever happened to me. But I’m so proud of everything we accomplished together. One of the coolest things from the start was that there was no ceiling to this band, and this Grammy nomination is a perfect example of that.”

“It still feels very fresh. It’s hard to talk about. We were close. I spent a lot of my downtime on tour with him. It’s still hard to fathom.”

Guitarist Blake Ibanez continued:

“We’ve never been through anything like this. But it’s definitely brought us closer. You’re together all the time, then in the blink of an eye, you know you’ll never see each other again.”

Ibanez also added the following about the group’s future:

“We do want to continue to play music together; we just are not sure what that looks like at this time.”

Late Van Halen, Rush, Power Trip, Etc. Members Featured In NBC News’ 2020 “In Memoriam” Segment

Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Neil Peart (Rush), Riley Gale (Power Trip), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Peter Green (ex-Fleetwood Mac), Brian Howe (ex-Bad Company), and Jack Sherman (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers) were among the musicians featured in NBC News’ 2020 “In Memoriam” segment. You can watch that video HERE.

Power Trip, Body Count, In This Moment, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards have officially been revealed. The ceremony will be hosted by Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”) and it will broadcast on CBS on January 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Body Count – “Bum Rush”
  • Code Orange – “Underneath”
  • In This Moment – “The In-Between”
  • Poppy – “Bloodmoney”
  • Power Trip – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) (live)

Best Recording Package:

  • Caspian – “On Circles” (Jordan Butcher, art director)
  • The Desert Sessions – “Vols. 11 & 12” (Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors)
  • Grouplove – “Healers” (Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors)
  • Coldplay – “Everyday Life” (Pilar Zeta, art director)
  • Lil Wayne – “Funeral” (Kyle Goen, art director)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

  • “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”
  • “Bill & Ted Face The Music”
  • “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga”
  • “Frozen 2”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”

Best Music Film:

  • “Beastie Boys Story” (Beastie Boys)
  • “Black Is King” (Beyoncé)
  • “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” (Freestyle Love Supreme)
  • “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice” (Linda Ronstadt)
  • “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” (ZZ Top)

Best Rock Performance:

  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • HAIM – “The Steps”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”

Best Rock Song:

  • Phoebe Bridgers – “Kyoto”
  • Tame Impala – “Lost In Yesterday”
  • Big Thief – “Not”
  • Brittany Howard – “Stay High”
  • Fiona Apple – “Shameika”

Best Rock Album:

  • Fontaines D.C. – “A Hero’s Death”
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka”
  • Grace Potter – “Daylight”
  • Sturgill Simpson – “Sound & Fury”
  • The Strokes – “The New Abnormal”

New Transitional Home For LBGTQ+ Youth To Be Named After Late Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale

According to the Dallas Observer, a new transitional home for LBGTQ+ youth in Dallas, TX is set to be named after late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale. Dallas Hope Charities were able to purchase the facility after receiving money from donations that were made in Gale’s honor. The grand opening is expected to take place on December 1. Dallas Hope Charities CEO Evie Scrivner commented:

“We had no idea what that would result in, but the metal, thrasher community is like the most giving, generous, connected — it’s crazy just the people that have come together.”

Library At Dallas Hope Center Named After Late Power Trip Frontman Riley Gale

A library at the Dallas Hope Center in Dallas, Texas has been named after late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale. You can find a Facebook page for the library HERE.

Dallas Hope Charities issued the following statement:

“To honor our friend Riley, we wanted to contribute to a cause that he was passionate about. Dallas Hope Charities was an important organization to Riley. Dallas Hope Charities provides care for those in need throughout the Dallas community. By collaborating and hosting several programs, Dallas Hope Charities provides food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability, and hope for all.

The Dallas Hope Center is the city’s only LGBTQ-focused Homeless Youth Transitional Living Center and extension program. By helping provide inclusive spaces for at-risk, homeless LGBTQ youth (18 to 24), the Dallas Hope Center hopes to change the lives of those who experience high rates of conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress, and suicidal behavior.

Our goal is to provide the Dallas Hope Center residents a full library by December 2020. A place that each resident can go to access a variety of books, request books they are interested in that we will provide, and socialize with one another. Riley Gale shared his love of reading with many of his friends, which is what led to the development of the Riley Gale Memorial Library.

Please consider providing donations to us so that we can reach our goal of this library being ready before December 2020. Please consider donating gently used or new books to fill our library. We plan to give residents the ability to request specific books as they wish, and we will post those requests throughout our social media pages for anyone wanting to contribute.”

Watch Footage Of Power Trip’s Set At The 2019 Sound And Fury Festival

The organizers of the Sound And Fury festival have paid tribute to late Power Trip frontman Riley Gale by sharing footage of the band’s entire set at the 2019 edition of the event. That performance took place in Los Angeles, California on July 13, 2019.

Power Trip Thank Fans For Their Support Following Riley Gale’s Death

Power Trip have issued a new statement to thank fans for their support following the tragic death of Riley Gale. They said the following:

“We would like to thank all the fans, friends, and people around the world who have shown us so much love and support over the last several days. Thank you for honoring Riley and continuing to share your stories, memories, and photos. May his legacy live on forever.

Rest In Power
1986-2020″