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Rolling Stone #633 - June 25, 1992

Less than forty-eight hours after L.A. started to burn, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Peace in L.A." was on the radio. "I wanted to make a statement," says Petty, who will donate the track's proceeds to victims' charities. "Everyone was outraged. People of all colors were pissed off. I felt trapped."