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Pete’s Diary is an independent Chicago rock trio with more than 800k social media followers. Their Keep On Rockin' debut album releasing June 14, 2024 was written, recorded, and produced in Los Angeles with Keith Nelson, founding Buckcherry lead guitarist. 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 record that features a guest guitar solo by Tracii Guns and ends with a Gary Moore inspired ballad.

The Pete's Diary name evolved from Peter Dankelson’s medical diary and motivational speakingOften 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 enthusiasm and energy on stage is infectious, drawing increasing crowds wherever they play.

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