Finn was one of the founding members of Crowded House and big brother Tim later joined but Neil told The Age newspaper the band’s roots were Australian.
“Melbourne was the birthplace of Crowded House and was always the town we chose to return to. It’s forever deeply ingrained in our collective psyche and was the backdrop for many of our best musical moments.”
Finn was speaking to the newspaper from London after Crowded House was given an Age EG Music Award after an online poll of 37,000 people.
He said the band’s drummer Paul Hester, who committed suicide last year, was from Melbourne and it was sad he was not around “to be reminded once more that Melbourne loved him too”.
The other founding member, bass player Nick Seymour, was also an Australian.