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.
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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…
A few years ago, I gave Tom Cochrane an American Jack London stamp, and said, “you look like him.” Tom wasn’t familiar with Jack’s writing then, and neither was I. So I pursued it and read the “Call of the Wild” to find out what animals thought. Then I read George Orwell’s book “Animal Farm,” not for the political reasons but to find out how animals are characterized in stories.
Dozens of Canadian performers get together for a benefit concert tonight at CBC in Toronto. Haunted and mobilized by the tragedy in southern Asia, an unprecedented coalition of Canadian broadcasters, relief agencies, celebrities, and politicians is mounting a historic benefit concert. A crew of more than 100 is frantically transforming two rooftop CBC studios this morning,
Rehearsals and other preparations continued yesterday at CBC’s broadcasting centre for tonight’s live telecast of Canada For Asia, a three-hour national special to support relief efforts for the tsunami victims. “It’s a madhouse and it’s wonderful,” said CBC spokesperson Ruth-Ellen Soles. “It’s been political mayhem getting it together, but we got it together,” said singer Tom Cochrane. “It’s precedent-setting, so this is history in the making.”
Dubbed Canada For Asia, the not-quite- a-telethon will air from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday’s rehearsals took place on low stages in two large studios on the 10th floor of the CBC Broadcast Centre. Surrounded by stagehands and camera operators, Tom Cochrane performed several run-throughs of Many Rivers To Cross.
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…
He first captured our attention in the early ’80s singing songs in the band Red Rider. By the ’90s, Tom Cochrane was a household name with hits like Big League, Boy Inside The Man, No Regretss and Life Is A Highway
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.
Tom Cochrane could have comfortably ridden off into the sunet after two decades of making classic Canadian rock ‘n’ roll music. Instead the singer-songwriter decided to ride into the fray one more time with a reunited Red Rider.
The boy inside the man may be turning 50 next May, but Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane doesn’t feel the need to slow down or hang it up. In fact, he says, he found inspiration from longtime mentor Bob Dylan.
Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has pulled off a feat that has become increasingly rare in the music industry he’s penned a Christmas song from the heart.
After spending much of the 1970’s on the coffeehouse circuit in Canada, and working such jobs as a taxi driver, dishwasher and writing theme music for TV and movies to make ends meet. Tom Cochrane wandered into the infamous El Mocambo club in Toronto.
Cochrane outlasted the weeknight crowd – When I turned 17, I was listening to a wholly different radio station, a new FM-station, different, at least from the Top-40 AM stations that reigned over Ottawa’s airwaves.