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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, March 11, 2011

MTV: Dave Grohl Says Black Flag Inspired New Video


The Foo Fighters spent six hours making the video for "White Limo" and the hilariously lo-fi clip became an Internet sensation with more than 1.2 million views to date. Soon, the clip's namesake will travel the country giving fans early previews of the band's forthcoming album, Wasting Light. So when it came time to make the video for "Rope," the first official single, it only made sense to break out the VHS cameras again. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF MY REPORT.

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