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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, July 14, 2008

AP: The Oral History of H2O

I have written for Alternative Press for over ten years now and I would be hard-pressed to think of an assignment more gratifying than the Oral History of H2O I pitched and put together, which is on the stands now. Few people who have emerged from the underground hardcore / punk scene have earned as much respect and good-natured sentimentality as Toby Morse and his gang of merry-men and plenty of folks -- from bands like AFI, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dropkick Murphys, Cro-Mags, Alkaline Trio, Paramore, Madball and more -- were happy to go on record for them.


Eric Grubbs said...

I enjoyed the article, but I'm curious if an extended version of it will ever appear online, like the Coalesce piece.

Ryan J. Downey said...

I believe AP has plans to do that.

Eric Grubbs said...

Sweet. Bring on the 100,000 words!