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.
‘Lords Of Chaos’ Director Connects Beyoncé + Black Metal
Jonas Åkerlund is the connective tissue between Metallica, Britney Spears, U2 + 'Lords Of Chaos.'
Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Explains His ‘Lars Was Right’ Shirt
Jamey Jasta was a guest on Speak N' Destroy, a Metallica themed podcast.
Machine Head Frontman Calls 1983 Metallica Gig His ‘Beatles Moment’
Robb Flynn sat down for an episode of 'Speak N’ Destroy,' a podcast about all things Metallica.
Lzzy Hale on Halestorm’s Next Album: ’Now is the Time to Double Down on Rock’
Lzzy Hale talks about Halestorm's next album on the Metallica-centric podcast, 'Speak N’ Destroy.'
Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows: ‘The Rev Showed Me Metallica’
M. Shadows sat down for the debut episode of 'Speak N’ Destroy,' a podcast about all things Metallica.
Megadeth, ‘TH1RT3EN’ – Album Review
Dave Mustaine and Megadeth stand tall among a small handful of genre-defining bands and as a result, a new Megadeth album is always (for better or worse) going to be compared to the rest of their catalog upon release. So, let's get that out of the way.
Misfits, ‘The Devil’s Rain’ – Album Review
As most Misfits fans would guess without hearing a note of music, we're sad to report that 'The Devil's Rain' pales in comparison to every other record bearing the iconic band's logo.
Megadeth and Testament Guitarists Team For Guitar Retreat
There's nothing like speedy fingers burning "fire" across a fretboard to create some warmth in the wintertime. Starting the day after Christmas, Alex Skolnick from Testament and Chris Broderick of Megadeth will cohost the first annual Skolnick & Broderick's Winter Guitar Retreat in New York's Catskill Mountains.