The former White Stripes star has issued a statement through his Third Man Records (TMR) company distancing himself from veteran music writer Nick Halsted's book Citizen Jack: How Jack White Built an Empire From the Blues, which will be released in October (16) via The Overlook Press.

Announced on Friday (03Jun16), the publishers insist the biography is "the only book yet to tell the full story of the 21st century's most influential rock star", adding it contains interviews from people close to White, including former bandmate Brendan Benson and Neil Young.

But in his Third Man Records statement, it is clarified that "neither Jack White nor TMR has approved this biography. No one Jack is personally acquainted w/ (with) contributed."

Halsted, the author, has previously written biographies on Eminem and The Kinks.