Ben Johnston - Biffy Clyro Star Slams Meet-and-greet Fees
Scottish rocker Ben Johnston has hit out at pop stars Justin Bieber and One Direction for charging fans to meet them.
Dozens of singers, including Beyonce, have begun setting a fee for 'meet-and-greet' events, but the Biffy Clyro drummer is disgusted that wealthy musicians are bringing in even more cash by charging for a handshake and hello.
Johnston tells Nme.com, "I think artists charging for meet-and-greets is absolutely appalling. I don't think you can put a price on meeting somebody, I think that is ridiculous. You get paid to perform and that makes sense but meeting somebody is just part of a job.
"You're meant to just be nice to people, what is five minutes or a minute to shake someone's hand. (I'm) so very much against that - I think it's horrible."