New Radicals Disband

New Radicals leader Gregg Alexander announced Monday (July 12) he is disbanding his alternative-pop band, whose only album, Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too (1998), featured the name-dropping hit "You Get What You Give." The singer/songwriter said he wants to focus his efforts on producing. "I view myself much the same as a just-getting-started Babyface," he said in a statement, referring to the producer of such hit acts as Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men and Madonna. Alexander said he will produce an album, due in September, by singer/actress Danielle Brisebois, who was a member of the New Radicals. "Over the last several months, I'd lost interest in fronting a one-hit wonder to the point that I was wearing a hat while performing so that people wouldn't see my lack of enthusiasm," Alexander said.