Multi-awardwinning Kiwi rocker Shayne Carter, who has been in handful of bands including the Straightjacket Fits and Dimmer, has written a new book about his life in music, Dead People I have Known. In an extract below, he details why he finds it hard to believe he's a rock star and his first live performance, as a teenager at Dunedin's Kaikorai Valley High School.<

I usually forget that I'm a rock star.

It's not an honour I pull out and examine as I plod through the everyday.

I'm more likely to be measuring how much milk there is for

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Shayne Carter