Jack White of The White Stripes has been charged with aggravated assault after an alleged attack on Von Bondies singer Jason Stollsteimer.

The charges stem from an incident that is reported to have happened on 13 December between White and Stollsteimer at Detroit rock club the Magic Stick.

After talking to nine witnesses, the Wayne County Prosecutor's office determined that White attacked Stollsteimer and the Von Bondies frontman didn't fight back.

A spokesperson at the prosecutor's office said that the two had an ongoing disagreement that began after Stollsteimer criticised White's role in producing the Von Bondies' first album.

If convicted of the assault, White could be imprisoned for up to a year.