U2 frontman Bono consulted stock market investor WARREN BUFFET about how he could best persuade "mad" Americans to support LIVE 8.

The legendary money mogul told Bono the US responds to anything which appeals to the nation's superiority complex.

Bono tells US magazine TIME, "Warren Buffet gave me the best advice on this subject. He said, 'Don't appeal to the conscience of America. Appeal to the greatness of America and you'll get the job done.'

"On stage, I talk about my first impression of Americans, which was watching a man walk on the moon. We thought, 'Americans are mad! But look what they can do when they get organised.'

22/06/2005 02:52