Nearly a week after Rich Cronin died of leukemia, the LFO singer's final song, "It Only Gets Better," has been released by New York radio station Z100.
Recorded last year after a brief LFO reunion tour, the upbeat tune is reminiscent of the boy band's past hits "Summer Girls" and "Girl On TV," but the lyrics discuss Cronin's health struggles and how they altered his view of the world.
Rich was dating Hollywood hottie Jennifer Love Hewitt and the band had a then-unknown backup dancer named Kevin Federline, who, Cronin said, had such bad B. I knew it was gonna be short-lived and I should enjoy it while I could.” Flash-forward to 2008, Rich is back home in Kingston, LFO has been broken up since 2003 and he and his girlfriend just had a raaather ugly split. It’s ridiculously boring - so boring it should be illegal,” he said. “A bunch of my friends have tried it and some of them have met some cool people, so I figured I’d give it a week or two.” Rich doesn’t try to disguise anything in his online pitch.
“I have always loved music and was fortunate enough to see (my dreams) come true by the time I was 24,” he writes.
'"Wick said Hewitt needed the reassurance because she had body image issues — though Hewitt memorably defended her curves after bloggers mocked her bikini-clad body in 2007.
"She would try on clothes over clothes," Wick said.
costume supervisor Claudia Wick told the magazine they split because Hewitt was "so needy and immature.""She would call Mc Call up and go, 'Can you come and sit with me? "She would drag him on the set and then pout and they'd fight.
Mainly, it was her needing something from him: 'Can you say you love me?
One day you’re on top of the world, the lead singer in a hot boy band with a No. 1 hit in 1999 with the catchy ditty “Summer Girls,” aka the “Abercrombie & Fitch” song.
1 hit, a Hollywood girlfriend and ladies throwing themselves at you. “Please don’t make me look any more pathetic than I already am,” joked Rich Cronin, former frontman for the boy band LFO. They toured with Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s ’N Sync. “There was a time when I could get any girl I wanted,” said Cronin. I never felt ‘This is what I deserve.’ I was aware I was a very lucky guy. I don’t go to clubs or bars or do anything,” he said.
They were labeled as the "bad boys of pop" citing influences: The Beastie Boys and New Edition.