Patti Smith Begins Third CD In Three Years

Patti Smith Begins Third CD In Three Years

Punk poet Patti Smith has begun work on her new album with an

eye toward an August or September release, according to Arista Records

spokesperson Thomas Martin. Preliminary recording for the disc -- her third

in three years, after a lengthy sabbatical from music -- began this week.

Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies) is producing the

as-yet-untitled album.