David Wild

David Wild

David Wild is an American writer and critic in the music and television industries and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. His published books include Friends: The Official Companion (1995), Seinfeld: The Totally Unauthorized Tribute (1998), Friends 'til the end (2004), and others. Wild hosted the television series Musicians, which aired on Bravo! In 2001. His writing credits for television include over two dozen series and specials. In 2001, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on America: A Tribute to Heroes. Wild has written for the Grammy Awards since 2001, and became a producer for the show in 2016. Wild is an alumnus of Cornell University. Wild was a frequent guest on The Adam Carolla Show, usually bringing a musical guest or a musical selection to feature on the show. In early 2022, the Naked Lunch podcast was announced, featuring Phil Rosenthal and Wild. Brad Paisley, a longtime friend of Wild's, recorded the theme song for the show, which debuted officially on May 12, 2022 with Paisley as the first guest. To date, Rosenthal and Wild have welcomed a wide range of guests, including Graham Nash, Susanna Hoffs, Keanu Reeves with his band Dogstar, Peter Frampton, Jimmy Kimmel and others.