Ryan J. Downey has worked as writer, editor, correspondent, and producer for MTV News, Marvel, Billboard, and the Hollywood Reporter. He is the host of the MI Conversation Series and the Speak N' Destroy podcast, as well as a longtime artist manager in the rock, metal, and punk genres.
Ryan J Downey
How Metallica Connects To HBO’s ‘Barry’
The co-creator of Bill Hader's 'Barry' explains the Metallica poster in the pilot.
10 Reasons Why Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ Is So Damn Good!
Your friendly reminder of what makes this album such a masterpiece.
How Metallica Shaped Fear Factory
Dino Cazares narrows down Metallica's influence on his band.
‘Aquaman’ Star: ‘If You’re a Jason Momoa Fan, You’re a Metallica Fan’
Momoa got his copy of Metallica's S&M2 two days early.
Queen + Metallica Top 2019 Album Sales List
Kiss, Aerosmith and Tool also appear on Billboard’s detailed Top Money Makers lists.
Mark Tremonti Picks His Dream Metallica Set List
How much money would you pay to see this set?
Metallica + Slipknot Are YouTube’s Biggest Metal Bands
Metallica racked up 29M views this week worldwide.
Ray Burton, Father of Late Metallica Bassist Cliff, Dies
Ray Burton worked to keep his son Cliff's legacy alive.
London Subway Rejects Metallica / Lou Reed Cover Artwork
Whether fans will cry foul at the forthcoming collaboration between Metallica and Lou Reed remains to be seen. But at least one organization has rejected cover artwork for the experimental project which unites the ex-Velvet Underground frontman with the biggest band in heavy metal: the London Underground.
Judas Priest Assemble ‘The Chosen Few’ With Help From Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne + More
Judas Priest have influenced generations of heavy metal bands. Heck, Anthrax even named a song 'Judas Priest' on their forthcoming album, 'Worship Music.' So when it came time to assemble a new definitive collection of classic material, who better than guys like Metallica and Slash to pick the tracks?