Third Man Records issue a statement
On Friday (June 3) it was announced that the Jack White biography ‘Citizen Jack: How Jack White Built an Empire From the Blues’ will be published in October via The Overlook Press.
Authored by veteran music writer Nick Hasted, the biography is 320 pages long, with 16 colour photographs in two eight-page inserts.
Described as ‘the only book yet to tell the full story of the 21st century’s most influential rock star’ the book is said to contain interviews from people close to White, including former bandmate Brendan Benson and Third Man artists such as Neil Young and Seasick Steve.
Third Man Records – the label founded by White – has since spoken out, denying that White has any involvement with the biography.
Tweeting, they said: “Neither Jack White nor TMR has approved this biography. No one Jack is personally acquainted w/ contributed.”
The book is said to describe the Detroit scene in which ‘The White Stripes first flourished’. “No other book goes as deep into the lore of Jack White and The White Stripes,” the accompanying description reads. Neil Hasted has previously written biographies on Eminem and The Kinks.