Who needs Saturday night? For Elton John, Super Bowl Sunday's just as all right (if not better) for his fighting ways.

Because just when it seemed like his partner David Furnish had wrapped up his feud with frenemy extraordinaire Madonna, along comes Elton to spark it back up—this time under the guise of offering up some not-so-friendly advice to this year's half-time show entertainment

While speaking to Good Morning America from the set of his own Super Bowl Pepsi commercial (along with The Voice winner Melanie Amaro), John was asked for his ever-cutting opinion on the traditionally all-out half-time shows.

"I've never seen a decent one," he said. "Never ever."

Ouch. Then again, the preemptively harsh words seem par for the course when you consider who's set to hit the gridiron come this Sunday.

So does Elton have any advice for Madonna? Does he ever.

"Make sure you lip-sync good," he said.

Ouch again. Luckily, John quickly softened up his stance.

"Of course you have to play live, but I don't think you can. In all fairness to everyone who's done it before, I think you may be able to sing live, but it's really hard to play live."

And the caustic pop icon isn't completely immune to being impressed by his fellow performers.


"To be honest with you, I saw the Stones and I saw Prince and I thought they were pretty good."

And that's about as effusive as he's going to get.

Meanwhile, it was announced over the weekend that Madonna will world premiere a preview of her Super Bowl-inspired music video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'," her first single off her new album MDNA during American Idol on Thursday.

The full single will be out Friday, while the album itself has a release date of March 26.

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