White Stripes frontman Jack White has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanour aggravated assault charge.

The charge relates to a 13 December incident involving White and Von Bondies lead singer Jason Stollsteimer at a Detroit venue.

Stollsteimer alleges he was attacked by White while White claims he was acting in self-defence.

White has been ordered to stand trial on 9 March; if found guilty he could face a maximum of one-year in prison.