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Ryan J. Downey

Ryan J. Downey
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Position: Senior Editor 
HQ: Southern California 

Ryan J. Downey's first 300 words for Alternative Press appeared in AP 117, which featured Scott Weiland on the cover. He's since put together multiple cover stories of his own.
 
His in-depth features over the years include: Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, A Day To Remember, Fall Out Boy, Falling In Reverse, Asking Alexandria, Green Day, The Devil Wears Prada, Coheed & Cambria, AFI, and Dashboard Confessional. In addition to his duties as Senior Editor, Downey works as correspondent, producer and reporter for APTV and AltPress.com. He also hosts the MI Conversation Series in Hollywood.
 
Downey has worked as reporter, host, producer, and writer for MSNBC, IFC, Billboard, and MTV News. He's appeared on AMC's Movie Talk, G4's Attack Of The Show, E!'s Golden Globes and Oscar coverage, and The Rotten Tomatoes Show.
 
Downey has written extensively about music, movies, television, pop culture, and politics. His detailed reporting on the mortgage crisis for Huffington Post was among his most personal writing. He moonlights as an editor for Genius.com (writing mostly about House Of Pain).
 
At Superhero Artist Management, he represents AP-friendly producers: Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Whitechapel), Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn, At The Drive-In), Steve Evetts (The Wonder Years, Saves The Day, Every Time I Die), and a handful of bands. In the formative years of modern metalcore, Downey fronted Burn It Down, whose solitary full-length album was awarded KKKK in Kerrang! and 4/5 in AP's own pages.  

Recent Contributor Posts

  1. 11 songs you need to hear from January 2016

    11 songs you need to hear from January 2016

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  2. Everything we know about ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ so far

    Everything we know about ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ so far

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  3. ‘It’s an honor to have lived at the same time as David Bowie’—Patrick Stump remembers idol

    ‘It’s an honor to have lived at the same time as David Bowie’—Patrick Stump remembers idol

    David Bowie died Jan. 10 after a long battle with cancer, just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th (!) album, Blackstar. There’s no overstating the impact of the pop...

  4. Guns N’ Roses Axl, Slash will reunite at Coachella

    Guns N’ Roses Axl, Slash will reunite at Coachella

    A reconfigured Guns N’ Roses will take the stage at next year's Coachella, followed by a possible US tour. While it's unclear exactly who will be in the band, both W. Axl Rose and...

  5. Remembering Lemmy: 10 incarnations of Motörhead’s late frontman

    Remembering Lemmy: 10 incarnations of Motörhead’s late frontman

    Motörhead's Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister died December 28, just four days after his 70th birthday. In an official statement, the band’s surviving members directed fans to...

  6. Why The Force Awakens is the Death Magnetic of Star Wars films (Spoiler Free)

    Why The Force Awakens is the Death Magnetic of Star Wars films (Spoiler Free)

    The best thing about The Force Awakens is its adoringly reverent reproduction of all of the elements, beats, and now iconic moments of the Star Wars trilogy we loved. The worst thing about The Force...

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