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Concealing their identities with masks and pseudonyms, The Network burst onto the scene in September of 2003 with a new wave record called Money Money 2020. It didn’t take an eagle eye to figure out the band was Green Day in disguise, along with touring guitarist Jason White and engineer Chris Dugan, but to this day the identity of “Cpt. Underpants” is unconfirmed.

The band’s first record was recorded after Green Day scrapped their production on Cigarettes & Valentines and were transitioning to work on what would become American Idiot. The Network would perform two concerts to promote the album before going on hiatus. They would unexpectedly return two years later to open for Green Day in 2005 at shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

After 15 years of inactivity, the band would make their return (fulfilling an ancient prophecy) with the Trans AM EP in November 2020 followed in December by the full-length sequel to their debut album, Money Money 2020: Part II.

This Green Day side project is unique not only in sound but in that each of the Green Day members writes and sings their own songs for The Network as opposed to Billie Joe filling both duties on other projects.

members

Billie Joe Armstrong as Fink

Billie Joe Armstrong (Fink)

Vocals / Guitar

Mike Dirnt as Van Gough

Mike Dirnt (Van Gough)

Vocals / Bass

Tre Cool as The Snoo

Tre Cool (The Snoo)

Vocals / Drums

Jason White as Balducci

Jason White (Balducci)

Guitar

Chris Dugas as Z

Chris Dugan (Z)

Keyboards

Cpt Underpants

Unknown (Cpt. Underpants)

Keytar

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TitleReleasedRating
The Network - Money Money 2020 Part II album coverThe Network
Money Money 2020 Part II
December 4, 2020
Rating: 4.8/5. From 129 votes.
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The Network - Trans Am EPThe Network
Trans Am EP
November 20, 2020
Rating: 4.3/5. From 23 votes.
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The Network - Money Money 2020The Network
Money Money 2020
September 30, 2003
Rating: 4.3/5. From 38 votes.
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