So much for the New Radicals. Gregg Alexander, the pop-rock group's front man and chief songwriter, has announced he's dissolving the band to focus on a new career as a music producer. The group released its only album, "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too," last year; its hit single, the music business satire "You Get What You Give," was released earlier this year and received heavy radio play. "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 in a statement . . .
Rapper DMX, who was hauled off a concert stage and locked up in a Trinidad jail during the weekend for using obscene language, apologized to a court Monday and was fined $24. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, told a Port-of-Spain magistrate he was unaware of the laws of Trinidad and Tobago, where using obscene language in public is a crime. Police removed Simmons, 28, from a stage at the Queen's Park Oval in Port-of-Spain early Sunday morning and charged him with obscene language. Members of the audience of 10,000 tossed bottles in protest, and police fired shots in the air to quell the disturbance, which promptly brought the concert to an end. Simmons told reporters he does not plan to return to Trinidad . . .
Guitarist Franz Stahl, a graduate of the D.C. punk band Scream, has reportedly quit the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl, another former member of Scream, is the only remaining original Foo.