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Other uses|Network (disambiguation)pp-semi|small=yespp-move-indeforiginal research|date=April 2008Infobox musical artist| name = The Network| image =|pix=200|size=200| Cap= The Network| background = group_or_band| origin = United States | genre = New Wave music|New Wave , punk rock | years_active = 2003-2005| label = Adeline Records|Adeline , Reprise Records|Reprise | associated_acts = Green Day , Foxboro Hot Tubs , Pinhead Gunpowder | website = URL| http://thenetworkband.com/| current_members =| past_members = Billie Joe Armstrong|Fink
Mike Dirnt|Van Gough
Tre Cool|The Snoo
Captain Underpants
Jason White (musician)|Balducci
The Network is a six-piece New Wave music|New Wave band (music)|band . They released their d�but album Money Money 2020 on Adeline Records on September 30, 2003. A re-release of the album, with two bonus tracks, followed in 2004. The band is speculated to be a collaboration of members from the punk rock bands Green Day and Devo . They have remained inactive since a live performance since October 13, 2005 when they opened for Green Day at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, California.


Refimprove|date=November 2011The band formed in 2003, and the band started working on material on mid-2003 and then invited members of Devo to take part in the project.Dubious|reason = Where is there evidence that Devo was involved? |date=January 2012 After rumours started surfacing that Green Day was starting a new project, they came up with nicknames to hide their identities. The group recorded and released Money Money 2020 in 2003. Since Armstrong's voice is clearly heard in several songs of the album, fans of Green Day started to think that Money Money 2020 was Green Day's stolen album Cigarettes and Valentines . After 2 years of that speculation, Armstrong stated that he was not in the project, nor any members of Green Day, and has said many times "Fuck The Network". That being said, fans did not believe Armstrong, and The Network then ceased touring together and recording together. Since about 2008, a new album has been rumoured, which is Omega 3000 , but nothing from The Network has been heard. Green Day has performed covers from the Network as the Foxboro Hot Tubs , a name that they use to book secret shows.

Album re-release

Money Money 2020 was re-mastered and re-released by Reprise Records on November 9, 2004, with two additional tracks, "Hammer of the Gods" and a cover of Misfits (band)|The Misfits " Teenagers from Mars " which can also be heard on Tony Hawk's American Wasteland while "Roshambo" is on the NHL 2005 soundtrack. The original Money Money 2020 release came with a companion DVD with music videos directed and produced by Roy Miles of AntiDivision. A segment of the song "Joe Robot" can also be heard on several VH1 specials like "All Access", MTV 2's "High School Stories", and at least once on the MTV show " Pimp My Ride ."citation needed|date=October 2011


Members of The Network include Billie Joe Armstrong , Mike Dirnt , Tr� Cool and Jason White (musician)|Jason White , all of whom are most famous for their work as the band Green Day .cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860993000& view=split |title=Roshambo |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10 |archiveurl= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860993000& view=split |archivedate=2008-06-04 http://www.pinheadgunpowder.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/phgp/billie.htm pinhead gunpowderdead link|date=October 2011cite web|url= http://www.amiright.com/names/pseudo/w.shtml |title=Am I Right - Music Performer Pseudonyms - W |publisher=Amiright.com |date=1955-10-05 |accessdate=2011-10-10 The stage name s of The Network are Fink, The Snoo, Van Gough, Captain Underpants and Balducci.

Armstrong denies the involvement of any Green Day members in The Network. Although the style of music is different (New Wave as opposed to Green Day's pop-punk style), Warner/Chappell Music cites the three Green Day members as having writing credits for The Network's album Money Money 2020 .cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860992200 |title=Joe Robot |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860992300 |title=Transistors Gone Wild |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860992400 |title=Reto |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860992500 |title=Supermodel Robots |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860992600 |title=Money Money 2020 |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860992700 |title=Spike |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860992800 |title=Love and Money |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860992900 |title=Right Hand-A-Rama |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860993100 |title=Hungry Hungry |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860993200 |title=Spastic Society |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860993300 |title=X-Ray Hamburger |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10cite web|url= http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp? esongId=860993500 |title=Hammer of the Gods |publisher=Web.archive.org |date=2008-06-04 |accessdate=2011-10-10

I just wanted to talk about the rumors and the bullshit that has been going on lately. All I gotta say is fuck The Network. These guys are totally spreading rumors. I try to do those guys a favour by bringing them to this country and putting out their record and this is how I get repaid, by talking shit about my band. Unfortunately there is a contract and I have to put out their record. The only thing I can say is Fuck you, Network. Bring it on. - Billie Joe Armstrong

The band's website ( http://thenetworkband.com The Network) was registered by Green Day, Inc. , on May 16, 2003. WHOIS details for the domain can be seen at http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp? domain=thenetworkband.com Network Solutions. Green Day also utilized the domain in July 2007 to host their rendition of The Simpsons theme song for The Simpsons Movie . http://www.thenetworkband.com/greendaynetsimpsons.mp3


Still unknown about The Network is which stage name goes with which musician. The following information may or may not link the members of Green Day to certain stage names in the band.

  • Fink : Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has written songs for Pinhead Gunpowder under the alias "Wilhelm Fink." Fink of The Network and Armstrong are also both born under the same astrological sign : Aquarius (astrology)|Aquarius .cite web|url= http://www.undercover.com.au/news/2003/20031010_network.html |title=Undercover - Your Daily Music Fix |publisher=undercover.com.au |date= |accessdate=2011-10-10 The Network is also signed under Billie Joe's record company, Adeline Records . The official Network web site also claims that Fink financed the band, when in actuality this was done by Armstrong. Another coincidence is that in the song "Spike" the character Branden moved into a warehouse in Oakland . It is well known that Billie Joe used to live in a warehouse in Oakland with several other punk rock band members. And in another song, he mentions "The Ave.", which is a nickname for Telegraph Ave. in Oakland, on which the title of the song "Stuart and the Ave." on the Insomniac (Green Day album)|Insomniac album is based. Another clue to Fink being Armstrong is that on the CD Short Music For Short People , Green Day plays a song called "The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink."

  • Van Gough : Mike Dirnt is identified by most fans as Van Gough. Van Gough claims to be a vegan on the band's official biography on the website, even though Mike Dirnt is not vegan. (Cf. Vincent van Gogh .)

  • The Snoo : Tr� Cool can be identified in several pictures (note the size and shape of the nose). http://www.greendayauthority.com/TheBand/network/thesnoo.gif GDAdead link|date=October 2011 The Snoo claims to be a former Mexican people|Mexican wrestler in his bio on the Network's official website. Green Day has, in the past, had a run-in with former Extreme Championship Wrestling|ECW wrestlers Tazz and Tommy Dreamer . The Network was a faction representing TNN, now Spike (TV channel)|Spike , censors when ECW had a wrestling program on the channel. Spike is also the name of a song by The Network, telling the story of how a punk rocker becomes homeless when his girlfriend leaves him. On the GDA website Billie Joe Armstrong claims that his favorite joke from all of those he made up is �What do you call a drummer without a girlfriend? Homeless!� Cool was seen wearing a similar mask while pranking supporting band "The Bravery" during a concert at Times Union Center in Albany, NY.

  • Captain Underpants : He is believed to be Reto Peter, a Switzerland|Swiss producer. This is supported by an obviously faked press conferencecite web|url= http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=uPWbZRlu3TA |title=The Network interview |publisher=YouTube |date=2008-01-03 |accessdate=2011-10-10 seen at the end of the DVD Disease is Punishment where questions by the press are answered in Swiss German by one of the band members. (Cf. Captain Underpants .)

  • Z : He is believed to be Chris Dugan, a sound engineer.

  • Balducci : is most likely Jason White (musician)|Jason White , Green Day's back-up guitarist. Balducci even fills that duty in the Network, and is seen on stage in a similar stance to White's when he plays guitar.

  • Reto Peter : Is also the co-producer of Money Money 2020 and one of its songs is called "Reto".

  • Chris Dugan : The sound engineer for Money Money 2020 and the mixer for Disease is Punishment . He is also credited with the production of a Green Day B-side "Governator". It has also been rumoredBy whom|date=January 2012 that at least one member of Devo is a member of The Network .

  • Dr. Svengali : The Network 's manager, is the director of Disease is Punishment, John Roecker . Dr. Svengali and the band claim that they are all members of the Church of Lushotology, which believes in "total intoxication." (The church is a parody of The Church of the SubGenius (which is the religion of Devo , The Network's main influence), and the name is a parody of the controversial Church of Scientology ). (Cf. Svengali .)

  • Line-up

    ;Past Members
  • Billie Joe Armstrong|Fink - guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals (2003�2005)

  • Mike Dirnt|Van Gough - bass, lead vocals, backing vocals (2003�2005)

  • Tre Cool|The Snoo - drums, lead vocals (2003�2005)

  • Z - keyboards - backing vocals (2003�2005)

  • Captain Underpants - synthesizer (2003�2005)

  • Jason White (musician)|Balducci - guitars (since 2004-2005)

  • Discography


  • Money Money 2020 (September 30, 2003)

  • DVDs

  • Money Money 2020 Companion DVD (September 30, 2003)

  • Disease Is Punishment (November 9, 2004)

  • Singles

  • Teenagers From Mars

  • Joe Robot (song)|Joe Robot

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