New Radicals' Alexander Helps Out Boyzone Member

Former New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander has finally resurfaced in the producer-songwriter position he disbanded his former group to pursue.

Alexander has co-written and produced a song called "Life Is A Rollercoaster" for the solo project by Ronan Keating, a member of the Irish boy band Boyzone.

According to the U.K. publication Dotmusic, "Life Is A Rollercoaster" will be released in Britain on July 10 as the lead single from Keating's solo album, tentatively titled "Ronan," which is being completed in a Los Angeles studio this week.

The five-member group Boyzone, a huge draw overseas, is perhaps best known on these shores for appearing alongside U2 for "The Sweetest Thing" and making a white-suited cameo appearance in the video.

Alexander suddenly disbanded New Radicals last summer after band logged a hit single, "You Get What You Give," off its debut (and only) album, "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" (see "Free Radicals: Gregg Alexander Disbands New Radicals"). Alexander, the only permanent member of the band, issued a statement that said in part that he was "more interested in being the next Mutt Lange than a performer."

Since that time, the only news from Alexander has been the quiet release earlier this year of an album by former child star Danielle Brisebois, a close associate of Alexander's and a part-time member of New Radicals.