Album Of Jeff Buckley's Live Recordings In The Works

Like Jimi Hendrix, the late Jeff Buckley had a painfully short career, which abruptly ended in May 1997 when he drowned in Memphis. And also like Hendrix (not to mention many other late rock stars), that doesn't mean that fans won't get any more new music.

Last year Buckley's label, Columbia Records, released the two CD set "Sketches (for my sweetheart, the drunk)," taken from sessions the fallen star was working on at the time of his death. Now news comes from the label that a live album is in the works.

The album will be put together by Buckley's mother, his former bandmates Michael Tigne and Mick Grondahl, and Columbia Records VP of A&R, Don DeVito. DeVito told MTV News on Tuesday that the record may be an entire concert or that it may be comprised of performances from a number of different shows.

There's no official release date for the collection, according to the Jeff Buckley International Newsletter, but there's a chance that a live album may be in stores as early

as January 2000.