INXS guitarist Tim Farriss sues boat owner after accident that severed his finger pushed him into “forced retirement”

Tim Farriss
(Image credit: Bob King/Redferns)

Tim Farriss – lead guitarist of now-inactive Australian rock band INXS – is suing the owner of a boat he hired several years ago, saying an accident that occurred while he was aboard pushed him into “forced retirement”. 

During the Australia Day long weekend in 2015, Farriss rented an Omega Clipper 34 houseboat from John Axford to celebrate an anniversary with his wife, Beth.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.