Prince, Billy Joel prepare for Super Bowl Performances

MIAMI Billy Joel's plan for the Super Bowl is not to forget the words. Prince's attitude is to say everything with music.

Joel and Prince separately met with reporters in advance of their Super Bowl performances. Joel will sing the National Anthem, and Prince will perform the halftime show.

Joel says he plans to stick to the basics with the anthem. He says it's a difficult song to begin with, and "stretching it beyond its recognition" is not his thing.

Prince told reporters that contrary to rumor, he would take questions. That's until someone asked one, and he immediately broke into a version of "Johnny B. Goode" and two other songs, then left without saying anything more.