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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.

Music To Travel Down Life's Byways

Music To Travel Down Life’s Byways

Every summer has its song, and Tom Cochrane’s Life Is a Highway was the song of summer of ’92: Bright, mainstream pop ‘n’ roll – pop but not wimpy, convincing rock but not shrieking heavy metal, positive without being.

Cochrane On Highway Again

Cochrane On Highway Again

Over the past decade, Tom Cochrane has toured the United States numerous time. But the Canadian rocker will understand if few people here remember him. In fact he kind of likes it that way.

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 Making A Splash On His Own

Cochrane Making A Splash On His Own

The water was 70 feet down at the quarry outside of Toronto. “You’d be up there for like half an hour to get the gumption to jump,” Tom Cochrane remembers of those days more than two decades ago. “And finally a buddy would have to push you.”

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

Cochrane Rolling Solo Down Pop 'Highway'

Cochrane Rolling Solo Down Pop ‘Highway’

Fronting the band Red Rider for more than a decade, Tom Cochrane established himself as one of Canada’s top rockers. But was largely an unknown to U.S. audiences until his catchy, idealistic anthem “Life Is a Highway”

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.”

A Profound Pro Knocks 'Em Dead With Power Punch - Tom Cochrane

A Profound Pro Knocks ‘Em Dead With Power Punch

Tom Cochrane conquered, Swiftly, decisively. gloriously. The scene Sunday afternoon on stage at John Ducey Park in the sleepy river community of Rossdale. The 7,000 sold-out crowd streamed through the gates to see Canadian platinum rock star Cochrane is a curious mix of sleek and stomper rocker.

Saddledome Thunders As Cochrane Lets 'Er Rip

Saddledome Thunders As Cochrane Lets ‘Er Rip

Tom Cochrane told the screaming mass of 7,000 at the Saddledome he was glad to be back in Calgary. They were obviously glad to have him. Played with the emotion and intensity of a homecoming, it was a ‘Dome-shaking concert as the Juno-hogging male Vocalist of the Year gave the throng all they wanted.

Tom Cochrane Returns To His Rocking Roots

Tom Cochrane Returns To His Rocking Roots

They asked him if he wanted to play Ottawa, Edmonton or Vancouver. He said no. On Canada’s 125th birthday, Tom Cochrane decided to rock Prince Geroge. And rock he did. With little media attention and a modest crowd

Stormy Weather Can't Stop Cochrane

Stormy Weather Can’t Stop Cochrane

If Mother Nature hates rock and roll she definitely showed her disapproval in Osoyoos Sunday. However, neither rain, wind or lightning could stop thousands from enjoying the Tom Cochrane concert at the Desert Park Raceway.

Cochrane, Band Gear For Big Beat

Cochrane, Band Gear For Big Beat

When B.C. audiences last saw Tom Cochrane – either on his winter tour or scooping up awards at March’s Junos – he was a perenniall Canadian favourite riding high on a No. 1 single. The Tom Cochrane, who is back for his second show at the PNE exhibition Bowl tonight…

Cochrane Captures His Crowd

Cochrane Captures His Crowd

When a frontman ditches the band and hires jobbers, the resulting solo efforts can sometimes be lacking. But Tom Cochrane ditched Red Rider and went on to stardom with another set of musicians; his career skyrocketed and he recorded his best album yet, Mad Mad World.

Cochrane Rides Highway Into States - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Rides Highway Into States

TORONTO – After the chart-topping Canadian success of Tom Cochrane’s album “Mad Mad World,” largely on the strength of its leadoff single, Life Is A Highway,” one could almost expect this would be the year of a long awaited U.S. breakthrough for the ex-Red Rider front man.

Rocker Tom Like A Hero At A Homecoming

Rocker Tom Like A Hero At A Homecoming

It looks like a lake of human heads had welled up inside Western Speedway to hear Tom Cochrane on Friday Night. It was Victoria’s largest ever rock concert. And, under overcast skies, the rather well-behaved crowd responded well to Cochrane’s middle of the road rock ‘n’ roll.

On The Road Again For Tom Cochrane

On The Road Again For Tom Cochrane

Life may be a highway but multi-Juno award-winner Tom Cochrane drives a four-by-four and uses it to get back to his roots in Manitoba. “It’s a Cherokee and it’s made the trip a few times,” he said in an interview in Vancouver just before kicking off a coast-to-coast summer tour of Canada.

Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero

Life may be a highway but multi-Juno award winner Tom Cochrane drives a four-by-four and uses it to get back to his roots in Manitoba. It’s a Cherokee, and it’s made the trip a few times,” he said in an interview.

Tom Cochrane Hits The Highway

Tom Cochrane Hits The Highway

Life may be a highway, but multi Juno award winner Tom Cochrane drives a four-by four and uses it to get back to his roots in Manitoba. “It’s a Cherokee, and it’s made the trip a few times,” he said in an interview just before kicking off a coast-to-coast summer tour of Canada.

Review: Tom Cochrane; The Smithereens

Former Red Rider vocalist Tom Cochrane said a fan encouraged him to play more Red Rider “covers” after a recent show. That comment is pretty indicative of what an enigma Cochrane is to American audiences. While mining multiplatinum awards and No. 1 records in his native Canada, he’s still looking for his breakthrough in the United States.

Tom Cochrane The Mad Mad Story

Tom Cochrane: The Mad Mad Story

If “Life Is A Highway,” as Tom Cochrane’s break-through single suggests, then he’s finally riding it to the highest peaks of the Canadian music industry. Cochrane’s Mad Mad World has sold more than 600,000 units in Canada.