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At this point in his 55 years, Tom Cochrane has been anthologized, covered, recorded a live album, received Juno Awards, is recognized for his humanitarian efforts…
If as the title of his most famous song suggests, Life is a Highway, then somewhere along the way Tom Cochrane must have exceeded the speed limit to have travelled so far.
In 1993, To Cochrane was given an award celebrating Life is a Highway as one of the three most-played songs on U.S. radio that year. A decade and a half on, the song is still getting spins.
Tom Cochrane’s in a good place these days. His first album in six years, No Stranger, was released last October, and he’s fresh off a year in which 1991 anthemic Life is a Highway enjoyed a second run…
When Tom Cochrane performs his ode to courage, Rough and Tumble, on Monday night, there might not be a dry eye in the Winspear. In his linear notes to his latest album, 2006’s No Stranger…
On the evening of November 30, 2006, the day I got to meet and interview Tom Cochrane about his brand new album ‘No Stranger’, was the same night CJAY 92 was holding their 7th Annual Charity Rock Auction at Outlaws Niteclub.
When Tom Cochrane sings Life is a Highway, he does so with the recognition of life’s many potholes and myriad of detours. The argument could even be made that ol’ Tom took a wrong turn at some point. How else do you explain an eight-year gap between recordings?
Tom Cochrane has gone from “the lowest of the lows to the highest of the highs” this week. The Ontario-based rocker arrived in Rwanda on Monday for a five-day humanitarian mission with World Vision Canada.
He’s probably more comfortable in an old T-shirt and tattered blue jeans, but Manitoba’s own Tom Cochrane had no problem rockin’ the suit-and-tie set last night.
Tom Cochrane’s first album in eight years, “No Stranger,” and first for Universal Music Canada, debuted on the Canadian retail charts at No. 25 with first-week sales of just over 3000,
according to Nielsen SoundScan Canada. This week, it scanned just over 1400 copies.
Tom Cochrane ‘s in a good place. His first album in six years. No Stranger, is out today. He’s fresh from a summer in which his 1991 anthemic hit, Life is a Highway, was enjoying its second run in the Top 10 chart,at the hands of Rascal Flatts in the movie Cars.
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…
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.
Veteran Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane Kicked off Winterlude’s 2006 Snowbowl series last night with a concert that went a long way towards defining what it is to be Canadian.
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.
Tom Cochrane would have had a new CD out if it weren’t for one thing – he’s been busy most nights riding life’s highway. While this 50-something Juno Awards Hall-of-Famer, who’s similarly known for his philanthropic work…
There aren’t many pursuits Tom Cochrane approaches half-heartedly. No matter the task at hand – be it songwriting (which he is famous for), golf (which he is very good at) or flying a plane.
Tom Cochrane was just getting into a punchy version of his hit sing Big League when a wave of excitement began to ripple through the crowd at the Tulip Festival.
Before his solo success made Tom Cochrane an inescapable figure in the early 1990s, before Life Is a Highway was an omnipresence sung by schoolkids and corporate suits alike, there was Red Rider.
The solo hit Life Is a Highway earned Tom Cochrane his greatest success, but the veteran Canadian singer found his signature sound with his 1980s band, Red Rider. Cochrane talks to The Gazette…