AceShowbiz - The Foo Fighters have celebrated Storm Area 51 Day by releasing a live EP featuring tracks they performed during a show in Roswell, New Mexico in 2005.
More than two million people signed up to 'storm' the U.S. government facility, believed to be the site of top secret alien experiments, on Friday, September 20, via a Facebook event page inspired by an alien-sighting Internet hoax.
DJ Paul Oakenfold is billed to perform at the Storm Area 51 event in the Nevada desert on Friday night and Dave Grohl and his bandmates celebrated the big day by releasing tracks they performed at the Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, New Mexico 14 years ago - near the site of an alleged UFO crash site - for 500 competition winners.
The "Live At Roswell" EP includes tracks such as "In Your Honour" and "Monkey Wrench".
Meanwhile, Matty Roberts, the man behind the Storm Area 51 meme, has scrapped a planned 'Alienstock' festival in Rachel, Nevada - the nearest town to Area 51 - this weekend (September 20 - 22), following concerns from locals, who felt the infrastructure wouldn't be able to cope with thousands of tourists.
County Sheriff Kerry Lee claims over 1,500 people have so far descended on desert towns Rachel and Hiko for Storm Area 51 and they have been given strict instructions from U.S. Air Force officials not to try to enter the Nevada Test and Training Range, where the official Area 51 is located.
"It's public land," the sheriff tells Billboard. "They're allowed to go to the gate, as long as they don't cross the boundary."
So far, there have only been two arrests, but over 100 alien obsessives have gathered at the gated access to the Area 51 military base.
Millions responded to a June Internet post calling for people to run into the remote U.S. Air Force test site that has long been the focus of UFO conspiracy theories, with Roberts' post reading: "They can't stop all of us. Let's see them aliens."