Ryan J. Downey has worked as writer, editor, correspondent, and producer for MTV News, Marvel, Billboard, and the Hollywood Reporter. He is the host of the MI Conversation Series and the Speak N' Destroy podcast, as well as a longtime artist manager in the rock, metal, and punk genres.
Ryan J Downey
How Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Lost His Porsche
The idea that a Metallica album could sell 10 million copies once seemed so preposterous, Kirk Hammett bet his Porsche against it.
25 Massive Rock + Metal Bands Ranked by Spotify Monthly Listeners
But which band is the king of streaming?
Queen + Metallica Top 2019 Album Sales List
Kiss, Aerosmith and Tool also appear on Billboard’s detailed Top Money Makers lists.