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
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 Underg…
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 Sla…