Album review: Cinderella, Long Cold Winter (1988)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOVEMBER 18, 1988 By Steve Newton Cinderella kinda turned me off with their multi-platinum '86 debut album. I thought they were too much of an Aerosmith clone. It didn't seem to bother the multitudes of kids that scooped up the record, though. On their new album they sound a … Continue reading Album review: Cinderella, Long Cold Winter (1988)

Album review: Tom Cochrane, Ragged Ass Road (1995)

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 12, 1995 By Steve Newton While Tom Cochrane’s last album, Mad Mad World, spawned his biggest hit ever in the undisputably catchy “Life Is a Highway”, it was far from one of his best recordings overall. It included some pretty weak tunes—the worst being the ponderous title … Continue reading Album review: Tom Cochrane, Ragged Ass Road (1995)

Album review: Alice Cooper, Hey Stoopid (1991)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 28, 1991 By Steve Newton “Hey, hey, hey, hey...hey stoopid!” Why do I keep singing that line to myself when people are within hearing distance? Shouldn’t a 30-something guy like myself have grown out of such juvenile practices? No friggin’ way. Alice Cooper is still my hero, even … Continue reading Album review: Alice Cooper, Hey Stoopid (1991)

Tom Cochrane talks Red Rider, soft porn, and South Africa before opening for Van Halen in 1986

we are...two wild and crazy guys! ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 10, 1986 By Steve Newton Nowadays, Tom Cochrane is flying high on the charts with "Boy Inside the Man", the first single off the new album Tom Cochrane and Red Rider. The Toronto rocker will be playing songs from that record at … Continue reading Tom Cochrane talks Red Rider, soft porn, and South Africa before opening for Van Halen in 1986

Life’s highway carries Tom Cochrane back to Red Rider

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 3, 2003 Tom Cochrane had his biggest hit, “Life Is a Highway”, two years after splitting up with long-time guitarist Kenny Greer and abandoning the Red Rider name. But fans who’ve followed the Ontario singer-songwriter’s storied career know that his time with Red Rider, from 1979 to ’89, … Continue reading Life’s highway carries Tom Cochrane back to Red Rider

Rod Stewart plays Vancouver with Tom Cochrane and Jeff Healey

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 21, 1989 By Steve Newton All the acts at last Sunday's (July 16) rock 'n' roll bash at B.C. Place had played Vancouver last year—Rod Stewart at the Coliseum, Tom Cochrane at the Orpheum, and Jeff Healey at the Commodore. But that didn't stop 21,000 rock fans from shelling out … Continue reading Rod Stewart plays Vancouver with Tom Cochrane and Jeff Healey