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Still Riding The Highway In This Mad Mad World

A little more than a decade ago Tom Cochrane was worried he might have ownership of his iconic song “Life is a Highway” unintentionally taken from him. Rascal Flatts had recorded the song for the “Cars” soundtrack, introducing it to a whole new generation.

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Cochrane In Top Form Monday Night

Life might be a highway for Tom Cochrane, but it sure isn’t a stretch of prairie pavement. It has hills and tight corners, bridges and even some potholes. I’ve seen him four or five times now, over the years, and no two shows are the same with him, and sometimes he’s not on his game.

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It’s A Mad Mad World Turns 25

Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World album has turned 25 and Tom’s way of celebrating is to get the boys from Red Rider back together and tour.  It’s a current trend these days and Tom is no stranger to either touring or celebrating milestones.

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Cochrane Hits Highway With Mad Mad World

Tom Cochrane remembers playing hooky from high school so he could be at the front of the line to buy tickets to a Bruce Cockburn concert. The iconic Canadian musician was performing at the Riverview in Winnipeg at the time and Cochrane was determined to see him.

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In Conversation With Tom Cochrane

It was 1994, and I was packing up and heading to Europe to spend 6 months backpacking and finding myself.   As an 18-year-old Canadian I proudly donned the Canadian Flag on my bag and trekked the European countryside with only two cassette tapes to keep me company.  

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