Watch Cage the Elephant perform on tonight’s ‘MusiCares: Music on a Mission’ virtual benefit event

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Cage the Elephant's on the list of all-star performers taking the stage for tonight's MusiCares: Music on a Mission virtual benefit event that will be livestreamed at 8 p.m. ET on the Mandolin platform.

The fundraiser, which is being presented by the MusiCares organization in partnership with the Gibson guitar company, will feature various never-before-seen performances by artists also including Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums and more.

The event will celebrate the music and legacy of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, who's being honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year at a star-studded gala scheduled for April 1 in Las Vegas.

All proceeds from ticket sales for the Music on a Mission show will go to in-need members of the music community. General admission tickets cost $25; there's still time to visit Mandolin.com to get yours.

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Hear Japanese Breakfast cover Bon Iver for the Spotify Singles Series

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Japanese Breakfast has teamed up with Spotify to cover Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” for the Spotify Singles series, which features artists re-recording one of their own songs, as well as a song by a past Best New Artist Grammy nominee.

Japanese Breakfast is nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy at this coming Sunday’s ceremony, while Bon Iver won the category in 2012.

“We decided to record Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’ because it felt like a very surprising cover for Japanese Breakfast,” says frontwoman Michelle Zauner in a statement. “It’s so moving and sparse. We felt we could add some interesting instrumentation to the track and celebrate our fellow label mate Bon Iver.”

For their own single, Japanese Breakfast chose their hit “Be Sweet,” which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay chart in August of last year. Their most recent single, “Slide Tackle,” currently sits at #16 after eight weeks on the same chart.

Japanese Breakfast also scored a Best Alternative Music Album nod at the Grammys, with fellow nominees that include St. Vincent's Daddy's Home, Halsey's If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, Fleet Foxes' Shore, and Arlo Parks's Collapsed in Sunbeams.

Win or lose, Japanese Breakfast has a busy year ahead of them. They kick off their U.S. tour April 5 in Athens, OH, with stops at Coachella, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Music Festival, Shaky Knees, Boston Calling and more. They’re also opening a few dates for Florence + The Machine on their world tour, which kicks off April 15.

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Machine Gun Kelly talks tripping in the jungle on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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Ah, the life of a rock star. Studio sessions, parties, tripping in the jungle on sacred hallucinogens...

Appearing Tuesday night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Machine Gun Kelly shared his perspective on a visit he and fiancée Megan Fox paid to Costa Rica, during which they both tried ayahuasca [ah'-yuh-WAH-skuh], a plant-based hallucinogen used for millennia by indigenous peoples there. 

While Jimmy Kimmel reminded Kelly that Fox, while visiting the show last summer, described the experience as "a trip to hell," Kelly said his experience was much different -- including how much of the drug he took.

Kelly says the shaman leading the ritual looked at him and declared he had a "big shadow of darkness" behind him, adding, "You need more."  As in four cups of ayahuasca, where everyone else only drank one.  And this apparently went on for three consecutive nights. At one point, Kelly said he saw something that "looked like gray sand, coming from my body," which the shaman appeared to suck out of him and then spat away.

"All jokes aside, it was one of the most important things that happened to me in my life,” Kelly said, more soberly.

As for Fox, Kelly said her first night was "rainbows and unicorns," but her second was so intense that she skipped the third. "We were exorcising some things out of ourselves," Kelly said.

Kelly also talked a bit about how he and Pete Davidson -- who appears on MGK's latest album, Mainstream Sellout -- go way back, as well as meeting a very young Zendaya backstage during his first appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2012.

Mainstream Sellout dropped last Friday. Kelly will support the album with a summer tour that kicks off June 8, featuring Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne, Blackbear and others.

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