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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

Sunday, August 28, 2011

MTV: Cobra Starship Perform at the VMA Pre-Show

Leave it to Cobra Starship to slither elegantly down a black carpet. Gabe Saporta has come a long way since the days when his pop-punk band were releasing split 7" singles and touring in vans. Samuel Jackson's meme-worthy "Snakes on a Plane" flick is a distant memory, but Cobra Starship remain — bigger than the soundtrack that spawned them and rocking the MTV News VMA pre-show with gusto on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles. CLICK HEREto read my report.

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