David Wild

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David Wild
Born (1961-12-16) December 16, 1961 (age 57)
Alma materCornell University
OccupationWriter, critic

David Wild (born December 16, 1961) 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.[1][2]

Wild hosted the television series Musicians, which aired on Bravo! in 2001. His writing credits for television include over two dozen series and specials.[1] In 2001, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on America: A Tribute to Heroes.[1] Wild has written for the Grammy Awards since 2001, and became a producer for the show in 2016.[3]

Wild is an alumnus of Cornell University.[4]

David Wild is a frequent guest on the popular The Adam Carolla Show and usually brings a musical guest or a musical selection to feature on the show.


  • David Wild. (1996). Friends: the Book. New York: Boxtree. ISBN 0-75220-18-4-0.
  • David Wild. (1998). Seinfeld: The Totally Unauthorized Tribute (Not That There's Anything Wrong with That). New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-60980-31-1-5.
  • David Wild. (2000). The Showrunners: A Season Inside the Billion-Dollar, Death-Defying, Madcap World of Television's Real Stars. New York: Harper Perennial. ISBN 0-06093-20-2-3.
  • David Wild. (2004). Friends 'Til the End: The Official Celebration of All Ten Years. New York: Time Inc. ISBN 1-93227-31-9-0.
  • David Wild. (2007). And the Grammy Goes To...: The Official Story of Music's Most Coveted Award. New York: State Street Press. ISBN 0-68149-73-9-4.
  • David Wild. (2009). He Is . . . I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-30681-83-5-3.
  • Brad Paisley and David Wild. (2012). Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me. Brentwood, Tennessee: Howard Books. ISBN 1-45167-43-5-X.


  1. ^ a b c David Wild on IMDb , retrieved 2007-08-09
  2. ^ "David Wild". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-08-09.
  3. ^ "David Wild". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  4. ^ "Working for the Weekend: A Sunday Playlist for Congress". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 18 January 2015.

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