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
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’s Kirk Hammett Lost His Porsche
The idea that a Metallica album could sell 10 million copies once seemed so preposterous, Kirk Hammett bet his Porsche against it.
25 Massive Rock + Metal Bands Ranked by Spotify Monthly Listeners
But which band is the king of streaming?
Ray Burton, Father of Late Metallica Bassist Cliff, Dies
Ray Burton worked to keep his son Cliff's legacy alive.