Articles on Tom Cochrane and Red Rider taken from Newspapers and the Internet.

Cochrane Stakes Out Middle Of Rock Highway - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Stakes Out Middle Of Rock Highway

Assuming Tom Cochrane had been a hockey player and hadn’t merely eulogized one a few years back, he’d have played centre. Not too far left, not too far right. Down the middle. The playmaker. The Accessible One. Cochrane is not gifted, but skilled.

Cochrane Takes Ragged Ass On The Road

Cochrane Takes Ragged Ass On The Road

At the crossroads of the information highway and Ragged Ass Road lies Tom Cochrane s Internet web site. At least once a week Cochrane sits down at the computer and sorts through letters sent to him by fans and writes his return E mail. “I try to answer all of them as soon as I can.” Cochrane said in a telephone interview from his home in Toronto

Cochrane Rides Down New Personal Road - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Rides Down New Personal Road

Canadian rock artist Tom Cochrane, whose “Life Is a Highway” became an international hit, wants his path to continually twist and turn. “Life is about change. When you stop learning, you die,” Cochrane says. In the ’80s, Cochrane and his band Red Rider developed a loyal following in Canada.

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.”

Cochrane Gets Off The Highway And Onto The Ragged Road

Cochrane Gets Off The Highway And Onto The Ragged Road

After merrily cruising on the highway of life, Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane took a hard left and wound up on a “ragged road.” The title of his latest record, Ragged Ass Road, is directly related to his mood these days; a bit world-weary, a bit cynical, but despite it all, optimistic. .It’s a ‘‘quest of the soul,” Cochrane says.

Winnebago Gypsy - Tom Cochrane Article

Winnebago Gypsy

Tom Cochrane’s take on the professional highs and personal lows that have marked his life since the Mad Mad World album and “Life is A Highway” hit is simple.

Canada's Road Warrior Cherishes Homecoming

Canada’s Road Warrior Cherishes Homecoming

Life Is a Highway is the title of one of Tom Cochrane’s many hit songs but it may just as easily stand as a symbol of the singer/songwriter’s personal philosophy. Cochrane, in Edmonton to promote his newest release Ragged Ass Road.

Cochrane Let Loose With A Scream - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Let Loose With A Scream

If life is a highway, Tom Cochrane feared it had taken him in the wrong direction. Until Life Is a Highway became the breakthrough hit of his career and sent the sales of his 1992 LP, Mad Mad World, toward the million mark in Canada

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.

Cochrane Takes Trip Down Personal Highway - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Takes Trip Down Personal Highway

Tom Cochrane’s million-selling Mad Mad World came from a global perspective and had universal appeal. His latest, Ragged Ass Road, zooms in on his own world. It speaks volumes about Cochrane’s skill as a songwriter that he’s able to write so well from such disparate starting points

Tom Cochrane Avoids Frills On New Album

Tom Cochrane Avoids 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.

Hanging In The Balance - Tom Cochrane Article

Hanging In The Balance

On his last album, Canuck rocker Tom Cochrane insisted that Life Is a Highway. Turns out its more like Ragged Ass Road. At least that’s the title of his latest release which arrives in stores this week. And it may suggest how the success of its hugely popular predecessor has left Cochrane feeling.

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…

Cochrane Disc Mirrors Changes - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Disc Mirrors Changes

Tom Cochrane has long harbored a soft spot for the prairies. Long before he became a household name nationally, fans in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba were more than receptive to Cochrane’s music. In fact, he said during a telephone interview

Tom Cochrane Rocks For Causes Around World

Cochrane Rocks For Causes Around World

Have guitar, will travel” might be the motto of Canadian guitarist Tom Cochrane. The former lead singer of Red Rider, best known for his ‘81 album rock hit, “Lunatic Fringe” and for last year’s No. 1 song. “Life is a Highway,” will perform today at a benefit for the Center for the Homeless.

Tom Cochrane's Congress Centre Party A Blast

Cochrane’s Congress Centre Party A Blast

What a blast! While reaching for the Tylenol bottle Friday morning, many people were saying just that after attending the ninth annual New Year’s Eve party at the Ottawa Congress Centre. The evening was one giant house party with Canadian rock superstar Tom Cochrane providing the music for some 4200 people

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.

Life In The Philosophical Lane

Life In The Philosophical Lane

Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway” was the song of the summer of ’92, writes Dave Ferman of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram. It was the golden mean of pop – light but not wimpy, convincing rock but not shrieking heavy metal, positive without being dippy.

U.S. fans get to know Red Rider's Cochrane

U.S. fans get to know Red Rider’s Cochrane

Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway” has finally brought him off the gravel road and onto the hot asphalt. Cochrane has been in the fast lane in his native Canada for several years. With his band Red Rider in the 1980s, he captured a large Canadian audience, and his solo album, “Mad Mad World,”…

Life Is A Highway For Tom Cochrane Article

Life Is A Highway For Tom Cochrane

Every summer has its song, and Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway” was the song of the summer of ‘b2: Bright, mainstream pop ’n’ roll + pop but not wimpy, convincing rock but not shrieking heavy metal, positive without being dippy, it took the Canadian singer/songwriter’s latest solo CD, ‘“Mad Maa World,” into the Billboard Top 50.

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.