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Tom Cochrane’s New Album, Casino NB Show Saturday

The last time Tom Cochrane was in these parts, it was for a good time, greatest hits set with Red Rider, coming on before Bruce Springsteen at Magnetic Hill. That show had the feeling of the celebrating past successes and shared memories…

Take Me Home Hits Stores Feb. 10

Take Me Home Hits Stores Feb. 10

Tom Cochrane doesn’t have much left to prove.

Only, perhaps, that the veteran Canadian musician can still give us rock songs from the heart – with just enough pace and crunch to keep it interesting.

And the 61-year-old Cochrane delivers with his new album Take It Home, out Feb. 10.

Saskatoon A Nice Fit For Mellencamp

Saskatoon A Nice Fit For Mellencamp

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider opened the show with an hour-long set of familiar favorites. Cochrane’s assignment was a tough one – get people over 40 to act like they’re not attached to their chairs with two-sided carpet tape. But Cochrane and his band of four including longtime fretboard genius Kenny Greer made the job look almost easy.

No Stranger - Tom Cochrane

No Stranger

If Tom Cochrane’s life really is a highway, he’s been at a rest stop for most of a decade. But he — and we — can thank Sam Roberts for getting him back in the driver’s seat. According to Cochrane, new CanRock king Roberts urged him to record again…

No Stranger - Tom Cochrane

No Stranger

A comeback is only a comeback if you’ve actually gone away. So don’t refer to Tom Cochrane’s No Stranger, his first album of new material since 1998, as his comeback album. “It’s that old cliche,” Cochrane said yesterday, chatting with reporters about the new disc, due in stores next Tuesday.

Cochrane reunites with Red Rider pal

Cochrane Reunites With Red Rider Pal

On his new release “No Stranger,” Tom Cochrane again explores the human condition from a third person narrative, but does it more intimately thanks to a reconciliation with an old friend.

Classic Tom Cochrane Article

Classic Tom Cochrane

Tom Cochrane says his music was always intended to be performed by a 56-piece orchestra. It is only modern touring budgets that have limited him to synthesizers. Back in the real world, though, Tom Cochrane & Red Rider have always used synthesizers and so here, in the the company of the Edmonton Symphony

Cochrane Releases His Best CD Ever

Cochrane Releases His Best CD Ever

He’s won his Juno Awards.He’s had songs that have topped the Top 40 charts south of the border.Tom Cochrane is a name synonymous with Canadian rock and yet there’s a part of any real rock ’n’ roller that always remains outside the accolades and the swank hotels, like the Palliser Hotel where Tom is holed up while passing through Calgary

Rock N' Roll Never Stands Still Tom Cochrane Article

Rock N’Roll Never Stands Still

Rock n’ roll never stands still. And, artists like Tom Cochrane who have had stellar careers since their inception awake one day, and find themselves labelled as “mature rock stars” It can be a kind of wake up call that some fear and don’t welcome. Of course this all depends on
how artists handles it, how the public perceives it, and last but certainly not least if the music still has a sense of purpose, originality, and spark.

Cochrane Still Has The Stuff To Charm

Cochrane Still Has The Stuff To Charm

One-time cab driver and sometime poet, Tom Cochrane proved on Thursday he is always a musical day-dreamer.The rocker who grew up in Lynn Lake, Man. drove his unplugged stage show into Red Deer’s Memorial Centre and took the audience on a great escape to Tripoli and beyond. He warmed up the crowd with his super-hit White Hot, penned when Cochrane was with Red Rider.

Cochrane Gets Off The Highway And Onto The Ragged Road

Cochrane Gets Off The Highway And Onto The Ragged Road

After merrily cruising on the highway of life, Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane took a hard left and wound up on a “ragged road.” The title of his latest record, Ragged Ass Road, is directly related to his mood these days; a bit world-weary, a bit cynical, but despite it all, optimistic. .It’s a ‘‘quest of the soul,” Cochrane says.

Cochrane Takes Trip Down Personal Highway - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Takes Trip Down Personal Highway

Tom Cochrane’s million-selling Mad Mad World came from a global perspective and had universal appeal. His latest, Ragged Ass Road, zooms in on his own world. It speaks volumes about Cochrane’s skill as a songwriter that he’s able to write so well from such disparate starting points

A Diamond In The Rough - Tom Cochrane

A Diamond In The Rough

Big Things have been expected of Red Rider ever since the western band signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in 1980, and the band has delivered everything but big sales. Songs such as White Hot and Lunatic Fringe remain favorites on FM radio and the band has always been favored by critics, but the band’s last album

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider Review

Tom Cochrane And Red Rider Album Review

Since 1980, Canadian-born Tom Cochrane has contributed his talent, drive, experience and songs to a group called Red Rider. After four albums, for better or worse, he also is contributing his name. In changing the group’s name without changing group personnel and releasing an LP titled “Tom Cochrane and Red Rider,”

Red Rider: As Far As Siam (Review)

Red Rider: As Far As Siam (Review)

Not much is known about Red Rider, they’re a Canadian band brought to the attention of your man on the spot in the form od an excellent album: ‘As Far As Siam’ released on Capitol Records.

Tricks Appeal To Red Rider Article

Tricks Appeal To Red Rider

Red Rider is an enigma. On one hand, you have a band that can display heavy metal excellence. On the other, you have a band that tends to get a bit carried away with itself and even strays into country. An interesting package, if not a particularly good one.