Nikki’s Book is Out! Women’s Road to Rock Guitar (Alfred Music)

Alright, everybody – here’s Nikki’s book! A very special thanks to Alfred Music, Rich Lackowski and to the guitarists who are sharing tips and advice in the book: Jennifer Batten, Kat Dyson, Sue Foley, Lita Ford, Kaki King, Ann Klein, Bibi McGill, Orianthi, Vicki Peterson, Ana Popovic, and Nancy Wilson!

Please visit Nikki’s website – - to watch the video trailer where she tells about the book, read more about it, get free guitar video lessons from Nikki, and read articles, tips and interviews.

The book is available for sale through,, and in music stores near you.

Nikki Reveals a Bit of Her Book’s Content


Recorded another 30+ tracks this past weekend in addition to the 126 previous ones I recorded.

In those last 30 tracks, I went over fun and very useful things like how to play a great rock solo; find your way on the fretboard; what different effects pedals sound like, and how to do things like pinched harmonics, etc.

Got about 20 tracks left to go – including how to play in alternate tunings; figure out songs by ear; some awesome jam tracks in different rock styles where you can practice your rhythm and lead guitar skills along with a band… and a section on basics for newbies (don’t want to shut anybody out here!)

Thumbing through the pages and seeing the advice quotes given by the amazing players I’ve interviewed for YOUR inspiration, I hope this book will be real fun and help a lot of people express themselves in new ways on the electric guitar.

Vote for Nikki to be Orianthi’s Backup Guitarist!

Photo: Steve Janowski

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First Video from Rich’s Punk Band sASSafrASS: “Pink Slip”

No, fear not! You’ve come to the Nikki O’Neill Band website. But our drummer extraordinaire, Rich Lackowski, also happens to play drums in the LA punk/comedy band sASSafrASS. They like to describe themselves as “Tenacious D meeting X.”

Today they released their first video, “Pink Slip.” It’s hilarious. More amazing is that they shot the whole video on an iPhone. Rich is the guy in the video that doesn’t like his alarm clock and keeps getting fired at all his jobs. :)