Wednesday Question: Best Rock Couples

Which rock couples have the most gripping romantic history? Nominate here, and we'll tell their story in this week's top 10.

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Rock music is about more than just stage antics and studio recording. Behind the facade, many rock legends have a loving partner - or, indeed, a fractured relationship. Either way, they're often the inspiration behind the artist's most emotional and gripping songs.

This week's Wednesday question is:

Who are the best rock couples ever?

You're welcome to pick couples where one of them isn't a rock star, like Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne or even where the partner is less famous like Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter.

Of course, couples where both artists have made a name in rock, like Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love or Josh Homme and Brody Dalle, are great too.

Think of it this way: which acts have the most interesting story to tell? We'll be writing up their history in a top 10 post this Friday.

Post one couple nomination per comment, and up vote others you agree with. Look out for the final top 10 to see if your nomination makes it to the final post.

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    Axl Rose has been having an affair with himself since 1996.
    I would vote for Ass and Titz Profile Pics from our two UG forum members!
    Mick Jagger and David Bowie
    Jack and Meg White. Because the healthiest thing for two people to do after divorcing is to start a band and claim to be siblings
    Well, why continue with the voting at this point? I can stand the thought of that guy at the top of another poll, as frivilous as this one might be
    Worst Wednesday question ever
    Definitely not Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne.
    let us add Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love to the "definitely not" list.
    I have to wonder if UG will somehow count this (and its replies) as nominations.
    It probably would have been better if they had made this question "Worst Rock Couples".
    Lol I wanted to say them and follow up with STONE ME TO DEATH - Just to troll though. I agree. lol.
    Not sure how you can top the Harrison-Boyd-Clapton love triangle.....
    This! Clapton made the album Layla and Other Assorted Love songs just for her and it's his best album IMO. Plus other great songs like Wonderful Tonight and Old Love.
    Lindsy Buckingham and Stevie Nicks
    John McVie and Christine Perfect/McVie. Cause Stevie is the worst thing to ever happen to the Mac.
    I'm still adamant that someday, somewhere, they will get back together. THEY HAVE TO
    yeah probably in heaven...Lindsy's happily married, not sure who Stevies in a relationship with
    I was going to say Jagger and Bowie, but since I was beatne to the punch I will go serious and say: The 30 plus year relationship between Alice Cooper and Sheryl Goddard. Because that is a god damn rarity outside of the rock world and unheard of it in.
    The guys from Dream Theater never had a divorce. Ex-drummer Portnoy and his wife Marleen who used to be a guitarist in the all-female band Meanstreak, and two of the other members, guitarist Rena Sands and bassist Lisa Martens, are married to Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung, respectively.
    That's always impressed me. One band married another band. And they all stayed together!
    al capwn02
    Sid and Nancy.
    best rock couple? he did kill her...
    We don't know for sure. I think 3 years ago they did some research and found out that 4 or 5 people had visited her room in that hotel and never got questioned anything. They just blamed the stoned punk rocker
    Frank and Gail Zappa, just for being a somewhat normal married couple in the midst of all sorts of hoopla.
    I'd like to kick off with Homme/Dalle
    Are there any? Really? Seems like UG running out of questions
    Wednesday question: Best wednesday question
    I nominate funniest guitarist-faces. John Frusciante's omission from that list is downright invalidating, but it was still pretty entertaining.
    Jim Morrison and Patricia Keneally. What is more badass than the wildest frontman in rock and roll and a psycho-bitch he married in a witchcraft ceremony?
    Trent Reznor and his mrs are pretty damn awesome - forget her name though sorry :S
    JACK AND MEG WHITE. Most creative and mysterious couple in all of music--Jack takes her last name... Just the two of them ARE the White Stripes--best two piece in rock history. Easy answer. Tragic they couldn't make it last.
    Jack and Meg White ..... they broke but damm they knew how to rock the house with the White stripes ! Oh i forgot , Mick Jaggar and David Bowie