Cochrane's catalyst

Cochrane’s Catalyst

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?

Cochrane excited by new label

Cochrane Excited By New Label

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.

Life Is A Highway Again - Tom Cochrane

Life Is A Highway Again

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.

No Stranger - Tom Cochrane

No Stranger

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…

No Stranger - Tom Cochrane

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.