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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

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Watch Me Interview Metallica

Or at least ask them a question at the Sundance Film Festival. Well, I was at the Sundance Film Festival, they were in Hawaii.

[*Update: It looks like whomever posted that YouTube clip from the "Some Kind Of Monster" DVD bonus features was violating terms of use and the video has been deleted. So go and get the DVD! Or Netflix it.]

What I really wish I had a copy of is my half-hour interview with James and Kirk about Johnny Cash, backstage in their "jam room" at a show in Salt Lake City a few years ago. Now that was excellent. But this is still fun, especially because I ask about Dave Mustaine.

1 comment:

David Agranoff said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but the last time your brought Mustaine to them you caused megadeth's worst fucking album to happen.

Watch your words Downey! :)