Elton John recorded with Queens of the Stone Age this week.

John appeared on "Chelsea Lately" on Thursday with Dave Grohl, who played drums on the record.

John was down the street in a San Fernando Valley studio recording a ballad with Englebert Humperdinck, after which he traveled three blocks for the Queens of the Stone Age session.

"I went down and sang with him and then drove three blocks, in the Valley, I went from Engelbert to Queens of the Stone Age," said John, who will lead a tribute to Levon Helm Sunday at the Grammys. "Which was, you know, a bit of a mind-(expletive)."

John said he doesn't often record with other acts because they simply think he'll say no, but pointed out that he played on Alice in Chains' 2009 album "Black Gives Way to Blue."

Grohl joked that John had certain expectations when he walked in the door.

"You were like, 'All right, what do you have, a ballad for me?'" Grohl said, rolling his eyes. "And we were like, 'No, we don't have a ballad for you today, at all.'"

Grohl said that he barely saw John during the session, because the band practically had him set up in a closet, to which John quipped "That time you were out of the closet."

According to Rolling Stone, along with Grohl and John, Trent Reznor, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears and original bassist Nick Oliveri have also contributed to the upcoming Queens of the Stone Age album, which should be out later this year.

MARILYN MANSON COLLAPSED ON STAGE: Marilyn Manson collapsed on stage Wednesday night during a show in Canada, according to TMZ.

The shock rocker was playing his "Beautiful People" in Saskatoon during an encore when he stopped singing, turned to the side, and fell over.

The crowd was supposedly confused at first, as the band kept playing. Everyone realized it was serious when stagehands rushed in to aid Manson.

There were reports Manson vomited on the stage, but it's unclear from the footage TMZ obtained..

E! News said the singer was eventually helped off the stage and was treated by an EMT. Manson later said he had the flu and went back to his hotel to rest.

EVERYONE MIGHT WANT TO WEAR HELMETS FOR THIS ONE: The San Francisco Giants are teaming up with Metallica to host Metallica Night on May 3 at AT&T Park.

They're playing the Dodgers that night. It's probably safe to say some alcohol will be consumed.

The band will perform the National Anthem, the Giants will give away hybrid Metallica-Giants hats, and Metallica-flavored entertainment will be featured throughout the game.

Is this a good time to mention that three of the four members of Metallica pretty much grew up in L.A.?

Well, they're here now, so that's what counts.

Special event tickets for the game go on sale at 8 a.m. Feb. 9, according to the Metallica website. The special event ticket package includes the limited edition Metallica/Giants hat and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Bill Graham Foundation, which provides grants in the area of music, the arts, and education, while also supporting social work, environmental protection, and spiritual and compassionate projects in our community.

MINDY MCCREADY SENT TO TREATMENT: Mindy McCready has been committed by a judge to a treatment center for a mental health and alcohol abuse evaluation.

McCready has been dealing with the apparent suicide of boyfriend David Wilson in January, and now she's reportedly getting the help her family believes she needs.

E! News reported her two children were removed from her care by the Department of Human Services, and she was ordered into treatment at an emergency hearing on Wednesday by a Cleburne County Circuit Court judge in Arkansas. She'll be there for up to 21 days.

"Mindy needs to get help and we all care and love her and we want her to get the right help so she can move on. She is in a bad state right now, depressed and unhappy. It is not good," a source close to the singer told the website right after her children were removed from her care.

A second source told E! News the 37-year-old singer admitted during the hearing that she was drinking too much alcohol in trying to cope with the passing of Wilson, whom she has called her "soul mate."

Wilson died from a gunshot wound Jan. 13. Authorities believe it was a suicide, though they're still investigating. When asked on "Dateline" whether she was involved in his death, McCready said "Oh my god, no. Oh my god, no. He was my life. We were each other's life."

McCready hasn't had the easiest of lives. According to the Huffington Post, in 2005, her ex-boyfriend, Billy McKnight, was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he beat and choked her. The singer has attempted suicide multiple times, struggled with addiction, and in 2007 was charged with battery and resisting arrest after a fight with her mother.

In 2011, McCready fled with her son in the middle of a custody battle. She got her son back in December and things seemed to be turning around for her, until Wilson's death.

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FEBRUARY 8 IN HISTORY

Friday is Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2013. There are 326 days left in the year.

1587: Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

1862: The Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C, ended in victory for Union forces led by Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside.

1904: The Russo-Japanese War, a conflict over control of Manchuria and Korea, began as Japanese forces attacked Port Arthur.

1910: The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.

1922: President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.

1942: During World War II, Japanese forces began invading Singapore, which fell a week later.

1963: Members of the Baath Socialist Party overthrew Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel-Karim Kassem, who was executed the next day.

1968: Three college students were killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil-rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley.

1971: NASDAQ, the world's first electronic stock exchange, held its first trading day.

1973: Senate leaders named seven members of a select committee to investigate the Watergate scandal, including its chairman, Sen. Sam J. Ervin, D-N.C.

1989: An American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into a fog-covered mountain in the Azores, killing 144 people.

1993: General Motors sued NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" had rigged two car-truck crashes to show that 1973-to-87 GM pickups were prone to fires in side-impact crashes. (NBC settled the lawsuit the following day and apologized for its "unscientific demonstration.")

2003: The chief U.N. arms inspectors arrived in Baghdad for a new round of crucial talks with Iraqi officials. In a jab at major U.S. allies, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told a security conference in Munich that countries such as France and Germany that favored giving Iraq another chance to disarm were undermining what slim chance existed to avoid war. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched in support of 9,000 oil workers fired for leading a two-month strike against President Hugo Chavez.

2008: Scotland Yard investigators concluded that Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto died on Dec. 27, 2007, as the result of a bomb blast, not a gunshot, a finding disputed by Bhutto supporters. Latina Williams, a 23-year-old nursing student at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge, shot and killed two other students and then herself.

2012: Washington state lawmakers voted to approve same-sex marriage. Kyle Dyer, an anchor for Denver station KUSA-TV, was seriously injured when she was bitten in the face by an 85-pound Argentine mastiff while conducting a live studio interview on the dog's rescue from an icy pond.

BIRTHDAYS

Composer-conductor John Williams (81), newscaster Ted Koppel (73), actor Nick Nolte (72), comedian Robert Klein (71), actress Mary Steenburgen (60), author John Grisham (58), rock singer Vince Neil (Motley Crue) (52), retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning (43), actor Seth Green (39), actress Karle Warren ("Judging Amy") (21).

Associated Press