English funk band Jamiroquai returns with a follow-up to its breakthrough 1996 album "Travelling Without Moving," with "Synkronized," due from the Work Group label on June 8. A U.S. tour starts in early July. . . . Patti Smith, who made just one album between 1978 and 1996, is set to record her third in less than four years. She'll be working with producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies) for a planned August release. . . . Susanna Hoffs is starting on a new album, and is talking to her former Bangles mates about a reunion. They've met a few times for songwriting sessions in recent months. . . . Rhino Records has released the boxed set "The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper," and now the shock-rocker will host the company's third annual Rhino Musical Aptitude Test, an intense trivia challenge on May 12 to crown the "ultimate music geek." Check out http://www.barminski.com/download.html on the Internet for a preview.