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…
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Canadian Music Hall of Famer Tom Cochrane initially wrote the song Glide as a career farewell, but he found the recording of it to be “too much fun” and made it a part of a his upcoming new album, 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.
Life is a highway, and Tom Cochrane’s best-known and most oft-played song has been riding it since it appeared on 1991’s Mad Mad World.
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.
When Tom Cochrane saw the horrific images of the tsunami that sent nine-metre walls of water crashing throughout southeast Asia, he knew he had to do something.
Sitting in a Toronto Café, Canadian rocker tom Cochrane exudes a sincerity and a what-you-see-is-what-you-get demeanour rare in an industry dominated by self indulgence.
TORONTO-Despite being a major artist in Canada for 18 years and having significant stateside success previously, Tom Cochrane still lacks a commitment to release his new album, “XRay Sierra,” in the U.S.
TORONTO-With “XRay Sierra,” his first album of new songs in four years, Tom Cochrane makes the transition from heartland rocker to mature singer/songwriter. But the artist may face an uphill battle at radio, where it’s been six years since his last hit singles.
Four years ago, Tom Cochrane was cruising along life’s highway. He had left the Canadian band Red Rider and his solo debut, “Mad Mad World,” sold 2 million copies worldwide, while the single from the collection, “Life Is a Highway” was a Top 10 hit. But with that kind of success comes stress and demands, or in Cochrane’s words, some “Ragged Ass Road.”
Life Is A Highway for Canada’s Tom Cochrane. Tom Cochrane is Canada’s foremost traditional rock musician, and a humanitarian as well – with a love for the traditional Harley! Tom is one of the good guys! and he is a purist.
Can someone be somber and optimistic at the same time? If so, that’s the fragile balance Tom Cochrane’s trying to achieve on his latest release, Ragged Ass Road. In fact, dark, murky, ambivalent sludge coats almost every song on the new release.
On his last album, Canuck Rocker Tom Cochrane insisted that Life Is A Highway. Turns out it’s more like Ragged Ass Road. At least that’s the title of his latest release which arrived in stores last week.
‘Ragged Ass Road,’ was an intensely personal work. The album, which will be released in the US by EMI Music on Nov. 7, 1995, features the song ‘I Wish You Well’ which debuted at no. one on the Records’ contemporary album radio chart.
Ragged Ass Road – Taking that one giant leap from domestic success to international stardom can be a daunting task for any artist, no matter what your country of origin may be. For a Canadian, however, any designs on worldwide…
The five-year-old Somali girl whose withered arms encircled his legs in a desperate plea for help is an image rock singer Tom Cochrane won’t soon forget. “They’re not just hungry for food – they’re hungry for attention, for love, for anything they can get,” Cochrane said.
Tom Cochrane’s Life Is A Highway has finally brought him off the gravel road and on to hot asphalt. Cochrane has been on the fast lane in his native Canada for several years now. While with his band Red Rider in the ’80s, Cochrane captured a large Canadian audience.
We interviewed recording artist Tom Cochrane while he was on Long Island recently. His solo debut album “Mad Mad World” features the current hit single “Life Is a Highway.” He is a very dedicated artist who does all his own writing and composing. He was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada. We enjoyed meeting him.
“Life is a Highway” has been more than a song for Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane. The upbeat single has helped pave Cochrane’s way towards the widespread recognition he has experiences for years as the frontman for the defunct Canadian group Red Rider.
That was ‘Life Is A Highway’ by Bryan Adams,” a San Francisco deejay announced on the air when the single came out a few months ago. “It has hit written all over it.” He was right about the single, which later made the Top 10.
B.J. Thomas’ free outdoor show outdrew Tom Cochrane and The Storm at the Nebraska State Fair Friday night as only about 250 people attended the first concert at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The turnout was one of the smallest
Rocker singer Tom Cochrane says it’s never been his priority to sell millions of records, make a lot of money and be famous. Instead, the Canadian-born Cochrane, who will perform at Sheboygan County Fair Saturday at 8 p.m. on the Grandstand stage.
Tom Cochrane Knew what he was writing about when he put words to paper. After cruising along for more than a decade as the front man for Red Rider – the Canadian band best known for the 1981 hit “Lunatic Fringe”.
It was a bit of a Mad Mad World at the Ottawa Congress Centre Saturday night. Canadian rock musician Tom Cochrane has a crowd of more than 2,500 people on their feet enjoying the sights and sounds of this national rock legend in what one inebriated patron described as “perfect party mode.”