- Ryan J. Downey
- 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
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
AP: Vans Warped Tour Oral History
This was one of the most exhaustive and thorough pieces I've ever put together: the oral history of the Vans Warped Tour, which is now in its fifteenth year. I conducted well over 30 interviews with the people both on the stage and off, including members of Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Underoath, Blink-182, The Vandals, NOFX, Less Than Jake, Fall Out Boy, As I Lay Dying, Rise Against, H2O, Throwdown, Thursday, Pennywise, Sum 41, Paramore, MxPx and No Doubt. It was a pain, but it was a pleasure.