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Written by: Matt McKeown/Billy Chapin
From the album: Get Out Of My Way
Artist: John Nickoloff
Produced by: Billy Chapin/Matt McKeown
Publishing: Funkamongus Music(BMI)
Distribution: Mondo Tunes
Video Produced by: Jan Spisar/Jan Spisar Photography and Videography
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East coast rocker John Nickoloff has released his newest EP, "Get Out of My Way." The extended-play album contains five original rock tracks over approximately seventeen minutes' listening time, and represents Nickoloff's personal brand of rock n' roll more appropriately than any of his work hitherto. The album is a high-octane rock EP in the vein of acts such as Jon Bon Jovi and Eddie Van Halen; however, there are numerous characteristics about Nickoloff's much-more modern rock that surpass even the excellence of legends such as these.

Unlike many favorite rock records of global acclaim, Nickoloff's "Get Out of My Way" manages to keep the power, pressure and heat on even in his (brief and infrequent) moments of relative calm, whereas the work of musicians such as Jovi or Def Leppard, for instance, often bench themselves for a ballad or two that fail to match the style of their preceding and ensuing tracks, thus draining the entire set of a degree of cohesive intensity that John Nickoloff can maintain during even the most gentle moments of "Not Giving Up" or "Forgive and Forget," two of the more balanced of the EP's tracks.

At the same time, Nickoloff also often surpasses the level of aggression found in most traditional modern rock music and winds up somewhere between modern rock and heavy metal. This is best exemplified in the EP's closing number, "Friends Like These," which pounds so ferociously and with such dark undertones that he edges closer to certain tracks by Megadeth than to those by, say, the usually lighthearted AC/DC.

Regardless of the strong personality that causes him to stand out, however, the most obvious comparison to John Nickoloff in song composition, lyric phrasing, vocal style, and percussion will always remain the great Jon Bon Jovi (to whom his singing is gorgeously similar without being derivative), but Nickoloff is edgier and less predictable. "Movin' On" has a tempo that modern rock has never used -- though Pink Floyd and The Beatles have -- and it fits into the "Get Out of My Way" set with an adventurously creative, pop-punk feel beautifully.

John Nickoloff is no stranger to the recording studio, nor to the stage, but it seems that now is the perfect time for the rock n' roll public to get acquainted with him.

"Get Out of My Way" is available online worldwide beginning early February, 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer


The EP "Get Out of My Way" is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download - Mondo Tunes

Music Releases (more headlines) 02-05-2013

Rocker John Nickoloff Warns “Get Out Of My Way”

Florida rocker John Nickoloff has paid his dues: since 1995 he’s been the man in front of popular Florida bands like RainLord, Naked Rachel and NICKOLOFF. He’s toured up and down the east coast of the United States opening for major acts such as Skid Row, Slaughter, Gregg Allman and Dierks Bentley. Now it’s his time and he’s warning you:

You can’t stop me.
I can’t lose.
I’ve done my time.
I’ve paid my dues.
Get outta my way!

Today the venerable rocker announced the release of a five-song rock EP ‘Get Out of My Way’, which is available online globally beginning today.

The first single from the EP, ‘Not Giving Up’, debuts this week nationwide on the syndicated program ‘Streets of Rock and Roll – The Radio Show’ hosted by Ron Keel. The video for the single was released today on YouTube.

John joined forces with Producer/Songwriter Billy Chapin (Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, Backstreet Boys), and Co-Producer/Songwriter Matt McKeown (Sister Hazel, The Black Rabbits, NFL Sunday Ticket) to write and record the 5 song EP. Multi-Platinum Producer John Kurzweg (Creed, Puddle Of Mudd, Godsmack) handled the mixing of this record.

This is a pure rock record from start to finish.

Fans can download John Nickoloff’s ‘Get Out of My Way’ today at iTunes or most any other online retailer of music. ‘Get Out of My Way’ is distributed by MondoTunes and INgrooves, a partner of Universal Music Group, to over 750 worldwide outlets.



John Nickoloff-Get Out Of My Way(5 Song Solo EP)

Purchase the Video for the first single from Get Out Of My Way.. Not Giving Up

Nickoloff-Is What It Is(Full Lentgh Record/Disc)

Nickoloff-Somebody's Got To Be Me(Full Length Record/Disc


John Nickoloff Interview with ArtistFirst Radio Feb.24 2013

The Streets Of Rock & Roll with Ron Keel Feb.14 2013



John Nickoloff is a Musician, a Singer, a Frontman, and a Solo Artist.

John stepping out from the safety of a band to record what will ultimately define him as an artist. This is an exciting time for John.

Joining forces with Producer/Songwriter Billy Chapin(Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, Backstreet Boys), and Co-Producer/Songwriter Matt McKeown(Sister Hazel, Stan Lynch,NFL Sunday Ticket) to write and record a 5 song EP titled "Get Out Of My Way"

Multi-Platinum Producer John Kurzweg(Creed, Puddle Of Mudd, Godsmack) handled the Mixing of this record.

This record is a ROCK RECORD from start to finish, and is the first step on what will be an extremely successful journey.

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