Rumors are making their way around the Internet that punk trio Green Day has released a new album under a different name. On Tuesday (September 30), Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s own record label, Adeline Records, released an album by a band called the Network. Titled Money Money 2020, the album features a singer who sounds remarkably like Armstrong himself, leading to fan speculation that the band is actually Green Day in disguise. Although Green Day’s publicist did not confirm nor deny the rumors at press time, a management spokesperson flatly revealed, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
The members of the Network use fake names like the Snoo, Fink, and Van Gogh. The Adeline Records website says that the band is “extremely mysterious and never show their faces to humans or cameras. The members hail from all corners of the world and were brought together by an ancient prophecy, which predicted their rise to world power and eventually their demise.”
An industry source speculated that Money Money 2020 was originally intended as a Green Day release, but was rejected by their label, leading the band to put it out themselves.
Green Day is officially working on a new album now, due out some time in 2004.