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Ryan J. Downey

Ryan J. Downey
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Position: VP, Content Development 

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 VP of Content Development, 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, Marvel Comics Entertainment, 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.  
 
Downey's favorite bands of all time include Metallica, Oasis, The Smiths, Morrissey, Depeche Mode, Misfits, Danzig, Adam & The Ants, Integrity, Cro-Mags, Billy Idol, Candlemass and Samhain.

Recent Contributor Posts

  1. Gerard Way, Slayer, Tony Perry invade San Diego Comic Con

    Gerard Way, Slayer, Tony Perry invade San Diego Comic Con

    When he walked the floor last year, Tony Perry was still recovering from the mountain bike accident that prevented him from joining the rest of Pierce The Veil on Warped Tour. But this year he was...

  2. Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman unite in first ‘Justice League’ footage

    Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman unite in first ‘Justice League’ footage

    Warner Bros. treated fans at San Diego Comic Con with the first official footage from Justice League and that footage is now online.  Bruce Wayne travels the globe to unite a group of heroes to...

  3. Watch Pierce The Veil rock MTV Fandom Awards

    Watch Pierce The Veil rock MTV Fandom Awards

    Pierce The Veil with AP's Ryan J. Downey. Photo: Kelly Marino  Less than a week after Pierce The Veil and Tyler Posey appeared at the 2016 APMAs, they were reunited at another big awards...

  4. Coheed And Cambria, Circa Survive, Underoath headline first ever Chain Fest

    Coheed And Cambria, Circa Survive, Underoath headline first ever Chain Fest

    Coheed And Cambria, Circa Survive and Underoath are among the confirmed bands for the first ever Chain Fest.  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Orange County’s historic all-ages...

  5. Aerosmith’s Joe Perry hospitalized after Hollywood Vampires concert

    Aerosmith’s Joe Perry hospitalized after Hollywood Vampires concert

    Aerosmith's Joe Perry was hospitalized shortly after collapsing during a concert with Hollywood Vampires.  The legendary guitarist wasn't feeling well before he went onstage at Ford...

  6. Guns N’ Roses plays with Steven Adler for first time in 26 years

    Guns N’ Roses plays with Steven Adler for first time in 26 years

    Guns N' Roses invited their original drummer onstage for the first time in over 25 years and it happened in AP's home state.  Cincinnati fans watched history in the making Wednesday...

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