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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.

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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.

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.