Jude Cole

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Jude Cole
Birth name Jude Cole
Born Illinois, USA
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Manager, Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1978–present

Jude Cole (born 18 June 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, manager, and record producer.


After an early appearance as a member of John 'Moon' Martin's backing group, The Ravens, Jude Cole joined UK band The Records for the Crashes album in 1980. After the tour to promote the album, Cole remained in the US when the band returned to Britain and went on to be a solo artist.[1] His first three solo records, Jude Cole (1987), A View from 3rd Street (1990) and Start the Car (1992) were released on Warner/Reprise Records. and contained the singles "Baby, It's Tonight", "Time for Letting Go", "Compared To Nothing" and "Start the Car". His fourth album, I Don't Know Why I Act This Way, was released by Island Records in 1995, and finally, Falling Home on his own Watertown Records in 2000.

Cole is manager, producer and cowriter of rock band Lifehouse, and has co-written the last 7 consecutive singles with Jason Wade.[2]

In 2000 Cole walked away from his artist career to manage Lifehouse (DreamWorks) and Lindsay Pagano (Warner Bros). He chose Irving Azoff as a partner and spent the next 4 years with Azoff Management.

In 2003 Cole and friend/business partner, actor Kiefer Sutherland formed Ironworks Studio and Ironworks Records, signing acts like Billy Boy on Poison, Ron Sexsmith, honeyhoney and Rocco Deluca and the Burden.

In 2005, Cole contributed segments to the entertainment television program Extra as music critic, interviewing artists like The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Bob Seger and others.[3]

Cole wrote the musical score for three films with his record company partner.[citation needed]




Year Single R&R Pop
1990 "Baby It's Tonight" 10
"Time For Letting Go" 22
"House Full Of Reasons" 69
1992 "Start The Car" 31
"Tell The Truth" 25
1993 "Worlds Apart" 58


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