White Stripes frontman Jack White will stand trial on 9 March (04), after pleading innocent to charges of aggravated assault on VON BONDIES singer JASON STOLLSTEIMER.

The 13 December (03) fight between White and Stollsteimer began shortly before midnight at Detroit, Michigan's MAJESTIC THEATER CENTER, where both men were in the audience for another concert.

Stollsteimer, 25, told police that White punched him seven times in the face. Police said Stollsteimer's right eye was bruised and swollen, and he was bleeding from his nose.

White went to the police after the fight and gave a statement saying he struck Stollsteimer in self-defence.

White faces punishment ranging from no jail time to a maximum of a year in prison and a $1,000 (GBP555) fine if convicted.

14/01/2004 21:40