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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Monday, May 19, 2008

Buzznet Report: Metallica & The KROQ Weenie Roast



Saturday, I saw the mighty Metallica headline this year's KROQ "Weenie Roast y Fiesta" radio festival. I reported on the event in detail for Buzznet, which you can read RIGHT HERE. Brandan from Bleeding Through came with me. That's him with Paul Frank's Julius.

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