Live Finish Recording New Album

Pennsylvania rockers' as-yet-untitled set due in late spring or early summer.

Live are wrapping up work on the follow-up to 1999's The Distance to Here for a late spring or early summer release.

The Pennsylvania rockers recently finished recording the as-yet-untitled LP in the Los Angeles home studio of their producer, Eleven singer/guitarist Alain Johannes, according to their management.

The project marks the first time the group has worked with Johannes, who helped write and produce Chris Cornell's solo debut, Euphoria Morning. Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison produced Live's debut, Mental Jewelry (1991); their most successful effort, Throwing Copper (1994); and The Distance to Here. Live co-produced 1997's Secret Samadhi with Jay Healy. The band is still deciding who will mix the new album.

Live got an earlier start than usual on the LP, cutting demos for 10 songs during a break in their world tour with the Counting Crows last year. Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz sang background vocals on a demo of a song called "Flow"; it was unclear whether that song will appear on the album, as a track listing was not available.