I’ve got a bit of a bee in my bonnet this week.

Okay, I admit to having a bee in my bonnet most weeks. In fact, I don’t think there’s much on Earth I can’t complain about if I put my mind to it.

However, this week, there is a specific issue I have – and it concerns Fleetwood Mac.

I should confess right away that I’m not the band’s biggest fan.

Sure, I enjoy some of their songs. Actually, now that I think about it, I Don’t Want To Know is one of my favourite songs.

Also, the impact that The Chain had on every child who grew up watching Formula One on the BBC back in the 1990s (where it belongs!) cannot be diminished.

Fleetwood Mac are a reminder of a time when the world was quieter and music was more innocent. And that’s fine.

It can seem like all we do these days is look backwards and pine for the past.

Take the movie industry, for example. There are sequels galore (few of which are any good) and every other thing is a remake.

However, to take it back to ‘The Mac’, as I’m sure no-one has ever called them, it has been announced that they are going to be touring the UK next year.

Good times. That could be a fun night out, right?

Well, no actually.

You see, the problem is that the likes of me will never get to go – and I’ll tell you why...

I looked at booking tickets, only to find that prices start at £75. Each.
And that’s for the really awful section, way at the back of Wembley Arena.

To get a good ticket in a good area, it’s £200. Again, that’s each.

I don’t want to be all ‘what the heck’ about this but..what the heck?!?

Who on Earth decided that Fleetwood Mac are worth that much money?

Maybe I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed but I don’t imagine the members of this particular band are short of a quid or two.

I can’t think of any artist I would pay £200 to see. Maybe Dolly Parton...and possibly Jeff Goldblum. Other than those two, definitely not.

Mind you, for those Fleetwood Mac fans who fancy booking the hospitality package, a measly £200 simply wouldn’t cut the mustard.

Yup, if you want the VIP treatment, it’ll cost you £499 a head.

For that price, I’d want Fleetwood Mac to serenade me in my own home, while I’m on the toilet. I can almost hear them now...’Don’t plop, thinking about tomorrow!’

Of course, they’re not the only ‘legends’ of the music industry who are guilty of a cash-grab at the expense of their fans.

Lots of acts are doing it. For example, some quick research tells me it was £90 to see The Rolling Stones in their recent gig.

And for 78 of your hard-earned pounds, you can see The Eagles.

I don’t ever want to hear another music star whining about kids downloading music at their expense.

Just go and sell another t-shirt at your overpriced gigs. That’ll even things out.