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The Network return with a chaotic performance of Threat Level Midnight on US TV

The Network on The Jimmy Fallon Show
(Image credit: The Network)

The Network, otherwise known as the rumoured side-project of Green Day, returned to the stage last weekend to give a chaos-fuelled performance of Threat Level Midnight on The Jimmy Fallon Show. 

Not only was the performance their first live show since 2005, it also marked The Network’s debut TV appearance in aid of last year’s Money Money 2020 Part II: Told Ya So album.

Naturally, the band returned to old habits, reigniting their customary beef with rival band Green Day shortly after the performance via social media, stating “No other band in the world, not even the lowly Green Day, could ever bring the people a performance that looked and sounded so divine", declaring their TV appearance a "Transmission success". By the way, The Network would also like you to know that they are not under any circumstances, the American punk rock trio in disguise. 

Later on, the actual Green Day posted about the set, explaining “so many insane rumours about these guys being us…”

“We have nothing but the highest level of respect and admiration for Questlove, but even he thinks we’re The Network?!”

Of course, The Network were sporting their usual face coverings, a wardrobe choice that – although very appropriate for the current climate – was adopted years ago to hide their identity. The show ended with the masked six-piece trashing the stage, flipping their instruments and smashing glass over each other’s backs, because really, who are The Network without a little anarchy? (Certainly not Green Day, that’s for sure...).

Basically, either Green Day are rock's greatest ever trolls, or there's been some kind of hilarious 17 year long mix up. Until the mystery is solved, you can try work it out for yourselves by watching The Network's performance on The Jimmy Fallon Show below.

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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.