Exciting news about a new Jack White biography coming this summer has been quickly tempered by a statement from White disavowing the project.
The book, "Citizen Jack: How Jack White Built An Empire From The Blues," was written by Nick Hasted and will be published October 4; It's billed as a "definitive history" that's based on interviews with those close to White, naming Neil Young, Raconteurs bandmate Brendan Benson and Seasick Steve specifically.
Via his Third Man Records' Twitter feed White issued a statement that, "Neither Jack White nor Third Man records has approved this biography. No one Jack is personally acquainted with contributed."
Hasted has also written unauthorized biographies about The Kinks and Eminem.
White recently contributed the theme song for the new NBC show "Maya and Marty" and produced a new single for Dwight Yoakam that's will be released on June 10 by Third Man.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.