Bicycle Thief, Fu Manchu ...

Former Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest is back with

a new band, Bicycle Thief, a new album and a brief tour with the

Red Hot Chili Peppers. You Come and Go Like a Pop Song

(Oct. 5), features guest appearances by Chili Peppers guitarist John

Frusciante and that dog. singer Anna Waronker.

Bicycle Thief tour dates:

Dec. 16; San Francisco, Calif.; Slim's

Dec. 26; San Diego, Calif.; Cox Arena (with Chili Peppers, 311)

Dec. 28; San Francisco, Calif.; Cow Palace (with Chili Peppers, 311)

Dec. 29; Sacramento, Calif.; ARCO Arena (with Chili Peppers)

Dec. 31; Inglewood, Calif.; Great Western Forum (with Chili Peppers, 311)

Southern California's Fu Manchu have taken their heavy, psychedelic

rock sounds back on the road this month with high-octane Dallas rockers

Speedealer through Dec. 19, and will join metal mavens Anthrax

on the road through February. Fu Manchu's latest EP, Eatin' Dust,

was released Feb. 23.

Fu Manchu tour dates:

Dec. 16; Costa Mesa, Calif.; Club Mesa

Dec. 17; Tempe, Ariz.; Boston's Night Club

Dec. 18; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour

Dec. 19; Pomona, Calif.; Glass House

Jan. 16; Springfield, Va.; Jaxx

Jan. 18; New York, N.Y.; Roxy

Jan. 19; Boston, Mass.; Axis

Jan. 20; Hartford, Conn.; Webster Theatre

Jan. 21; Old Bridge, N.J.; Birch Hill Nite Club

Jan. 22; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

Jan. 23; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Metropol

Jan. 25; Cincinnati, Ohio; Annie's

Jan. 26; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

Jan. 27; Detroit, Mich.; Harpo's

Jan. 28; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Jan. 29; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rave

Jan. 31; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

Feb. 2; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

Feb. 3; Santa Ana, Calif.; Galaxy Theatre

Feb. 4; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

Feb. 5; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield

Former Smiths crooner Morrissey is back, fresh from a tour

of his native UK, bringing his dramatic, disaffected tunes to U.S. fans

on a short string of West Coast dates this month. His latest release is

the 1998 compilation My Early Burglary Years.

Morrissey tour dates:

Dec. 16; West Hollywood, Calif.; Hollywood Palladium

Dec. 18; Ventura, Calif.; Ventura Theatre

Dec. 19–20; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

German singer Lou Bega is adding his fun-loving, pseudo-Mambo

stylings to a few all-star holiday festivals this month before hitting

the road with Cher in February. His debut album, A Little Bit

of Mambo, was released Aug. 24.

Lou Bega tour dates:

Dec. 17; San Diego, Calif.; Cox Arena — Jingle Ball (with Alanis Morissette, Duran Duran, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Jewel)

Dec. 18; Detroit, Mich.; Joe Louis Arena — Electric Pringle Jingle (with Sugar Ray, Enrique Iglesias, Blessid Union of Souls, LFO)

Feb. 2; Los Angeles, Calif.; Staples Center

Feb. 5; San Jose, Calif.; San Jose Arena

Feb. 27; Washington, D.C.; MCI Center