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.
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.
How Metallica Shaped Fear Factory
Dino Cazares narrows down Metallica's influence on his band.
28 of the Most Watched Popular Rock + Metal Videos in 2020
You watched these videos millions of times.
25 Massive Rock + Metal Bands Ranked by Spotify Monthly Listeners
But which band is the king of streaming?
Comedian Dave Hill Knew Metallica Would Be Huge in 1988
Hear the story of the moment he knew.
‘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.
‘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.'