The Petty Archives

POP MUSIC: No, they won't back down
By Joel Selvin
The San Francisco Chronicle - August 25, 2002

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 17th album, "The Last DJ," won't be released until October, but the band has been previewing three of the new songs on its summer tour -- "Lost Children," "Have Love Will Travel" and "Can't Stop the Sun." The album is an angry screed, blasting greed in the corporate rock world, but the tour's set lists have been heavy with crowd favorites; and, with Jackson Browne opening the second half of the tour, expect the emphasis to be on good times and rock 'n' roll as they wrap up the series next weekend with two Northern California shows.