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.
28 of the Most Watched Popular Rock + Metal Videos in 2020
You watched these videos millions of times.
‘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.
Metallica + Slipknot Are YouTube’s Biggest Metal Bands
Metallica racked up 29M views this week worldwide.
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.