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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.

Highway takes on life of its own - Tom Cochrane

Highway Takes On Life Of Its Own

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.

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.

Cobblestones Magazine 2005

Tom Cochrane Using Fame & Influence For Good

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.

Celebrating Three Decades In The Big Leagues

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.

New album awaits U.S. release - Tom Cochrane

New Album Awaits U.S. Release

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.

Cochrane's back, but is radio ready?

Cochrane’s Back, But Is Radio Ready?

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.

Cochrane Takes A Road Less Traveled

Cochrane Takes A Road Less-Traveled

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

Life Is A Highway For Canada’s Tom Cochrane

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.

Sitting In The Ditch With Tom Cochrane

Sitting In The Ditch With Tom Cochrane

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.

Tom Cochrane Avoids Frills On New Album

Tom Cochrane Frills On New Album

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.

RPM Magazine

EMI Music Readies World For Ragged Ass Road

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…

Somali Images Linger For Rocker

Somali Images Linger For Rocker

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.

Cochrane's Travels Inspire His Music

Cochrane’s Travels Inspire His Music

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.

Kidsday Talking With Tom Cochrane

Kidsday Talking With Tom Cochrane

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.

Tom Cochrane Feels His Life's Highway Is Wide Open

Tom Cochrane Feels His Life’s Highway Is Wide Open

“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.

Driving Solo Suits This 'Highway' Star - Tom Cochrane

Driving Solo Suits This ‘Highway’ Star

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.

Cochrane Delivers Despite Empty Hall

Cochrane Delivers Despite Empty Hall

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

Tom Cochrane A Rocker Of Conscience

Tom Cochrane A Rocker Of Conscience

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 In Motion

Tom Cochrane In Motion

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”.

Cochrane Rocks Capital

Cochrane Rocks Capital

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.”