Pete's Diary


Pete’s Diary is an independent Chicago trio with more than 800k social media followers. Their Keep On Rock-in’ debut album releasing June 14, 2024 was written, recorded, and produced in Los Angeles with Keith Nel-son, founding lead guitarist of Buckcherry. It was mixed in Vancouver by Mike Fraser of AC/DC notoriety.Fans of AC/DC, GNR, early Van Halen, and Velvet Revolver will find more than one track to love on this rec-ord that features a guest guitar solo by Tracii Guns and ends with a Gary Moore inspired ballad.The band’s name evolved from Peter Dankelson’s medical diary and motivational speaking. Often referred to as “Angus Jr.,” Dankelson taught himself to play guitar despite hearing loss, disabilities on his fretting hand, and more than 30 reconstructive surgeries to overcome Goldenhar Syndrome. His autobiography, How I Learned to Rock My Life, is an Amazon bestseller.Dankelson is joined by Mac McRae who doubles on lead vocals and bass and Ryan “Rocky” Johnson on drums. Their energy is infectious, drawing increasing crowds wherever they play.