The Petty Archives

News Notes
By Paul Grein
The Los Angeles Times - July 9, 1989

Tom Petty has an unusual demand in his contract rider for all concert appearances: The rock star insists that no Styrofoam cups or plastic plates and utensils be used backstage, on the grounds that they are non-biodegradable. Also unusual is the video for Petty's new single "Runnin' Down a Dream"--it's a fully animated, black-and-white clip.