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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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Billboard: Backstage at KROQ Christmas Show

The moment when Gwen Stefani joined her husband Gavin Rossdale onstage for a moving rendition of Bush's staple "Glyercine" served as a reminder of the enduring power of rock radio in Los Angeles. KROQ's annual Almost Acoustic Christmas included the veteran rockers this year and last and KROQ has never stopped playing tracks from Rossdale's crew. Stefani and the British born singer/guitarist connected, of course, when No Doubt opened for Bush in the 90s. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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