The Disc Dive, where artists dive deep into their discographies with longtime journalist Ryan J. Downey. Downey has worked as writer, editor, correspondent, and producer for MTV, 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.
Veteran journalist Ryan J. Downey begins an interview series with Hyro The Hero to examine the details and roster of special guests on his forthcoming Better Noise Music mixtape.
The frontman, songwriter, and guitarist discusses his most recent albums, a soon-to-be-released solo album, and how his bond with Slash and Tremonti all stem from their mutual love of the guitar.
The continuation of the Disc Dive explores Kennedy’s contributions with Slash, his fifth record with Alter Bridge, and the anxiety of sharing such a personal narrative with his solo debut.
Pulling double duty playing guitar and handling vocals for two projects, Kennedy released three albums in as many years. He discussed what that time was like and how a casual Jack and Coke with Lemmy of Motörhead summed up a hectic era in his accomplished career.
The veteran musician shares what it was like to work alongside Mark Tremonti and how becoming a singer/songwriter first and a guitarist second, took some getting used to.
The veteran guitarist shares the highs and lows of major label living and how sound advice from Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison helped him become a better studio musician.
The accomplished musician and songwriter shares a weekend recording session at his community college began a career more than three decades deep.
The duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child discuss the modern era of Twiztid and how their most recent album is a true testament to the independence they spent their career establishing.
Jaime and Paul trek back to some of their most emphatic and experimental releases that all contributed to band’s continued strive for creative excellence.
Jamie and Paul pave their own lane and create one of their most applauded records in the process. Twiztid take it back to the early 2000s in the second segment of the Knotfest original series.
The duo of Jamie Madrox and Monoxide transformed a $3000.00 record deal into a $3 million dollar music business education.
The finale of the 6-part interview series examines the modern era of Ace Frehley and his celebratory series of cover albums in Origins Vol. 1 & 2.
The rock icon revisits the Unplugged era of KISS, the reunion in Psycho Circus, and his solo return after a 20-year layoff.
The guitarist revisits stepping away from KISS and Frehley’s Comet transitioning into his role as true solo artist.
The guitarist revisits albums like Love Gun, Alive II, his solo debut, and Dynasty before beginning the 80’s era with Unmasked and The Elder.
Rock icon Ace Frehley revisits 1976 and the release of Destroyer and Rock and Roll Over.
The first of the six-part series of The Disc Dive examines the lasting influence and the historical context of the entire KISS discography with guitarist, Ace Frehley.
Shomo began his professional career at just 14. From Attack Attack! to Beartooth, the musician/producer has a well-earned reputation for being meticulous about his craft.
From the Sex & Hollywood EP to the forthcoming Re-Stitch These Wounds, Andy Biersack Details His Career with Ryan Downey
One of metal music’s most prolific contributors revisits his complete discography
The first episode of The Disc Dive with Ryan J. Downey, presented by Knotfest.com. Spencer Chamberlain takes The Disc Dive into his discography, going through every record he’s ever made, one by one, sharing what shaped each album by Underoath, Sleepwave, and This Runs Through.