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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

Friday, June 20, 2008

AP: Blood Runs Deep

Consider me both happy and proud to have contributed to Alternative Press magazine's 23rd anniversary special cover story, "Blood Runs Deep: 23 Bands Who Shaped Punk." I wrote about and spoke to representatives of the following "23" honorees: Youth Of Today (Ray Cappo with a testimonial from Fall Out Boy's Andy Hurley), Integrity (Dwid with a testimonial from Killswitch Engage's Mike D'Antonio), Cro-Mags (John Joseph with a testimonial from Terror's Scott Vogel) and Earth Crisis (the rarely interviewed Scott Crouse with a testimonial from AFI's Davey Havok). Check it out on newsstands and in bookstores now.

1 comment:

Eric Grubbs said...

I thought this was a very cool piece. Never thought I'd see bands like Fuel and Unbroken get complete pages devoted to them.