FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Singer's Son Performs CYNDI LAUPER Ballad On 'American Idol' (Video)

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Singer's Son Performs CYNDI LAUPER Ballad On 'American Idol' (Video)

Post by reneesmith on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:37 am

Video footage of Creighton Fraker — the biological son of FLOTSAM AND JETSAM singer Eric "A.K." Knutson — performing a cover version of the 1986 CYNDI LAUPER ballad "True Colors" during last night's (Tuesday, February 28) episode of the Fox singing competition "American Idol" can be seen below.

Fraker
has resided in Astoria, New York for the past eight years, although he
grew up in South Dakota as the adopted son of a preacher.

In an interview that aired on "American idol", Fraker said, "I was adopted when I was just a little baby and I grew up as a preacher's kid, singing church music.
And then, I always had this rock and roll thing going on in me and it
was kind of out of nowhere. Come to find out my birth father, who I
never even knew until I was, like, 25 years old, was the lead singer of
this big heavy metal band from the '80s called FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. I meet my dad and I'm like 'Oh, I get it, Fine. OK, It makes sense now.'"

Fraker went on to say that Knutson
is "the person who really inspired me to audition for this," adding
that, "He's a person whose opinion I can respect, so if he says I should
be doing this, I guess, OK, I'm gonna do it."

After Fraker
made the final 24, his birth dad said, "I've always hoped I would have a
part in his life. I just can't wait for the rest of [his] career to
start right now."

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM released its first album, "Doomsday For The Deceiver", on Metal Blade Records in 1986. The bassist on that LP was future METALLICA member Jason Newsted.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's latest album, "The Cold", was released in Europe in February 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was made available in North America on September 14, 2010.



Pictured below: Creighton Fraker (left) with his biological father, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM singer Eric "A.K." Knutson

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Re: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Singer's Son Performs CYNDI LAUPER Ballad On 'American Idol' (Video)

Post by jasonking on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:43 am

Wow, totally unexpected.

Good for him though, It's nice to see some sanity in that kid's life, even though his dad is nuts.

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Post by metalchick on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:45 am

I pooped my pants.
I was NOT expecting that.

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Post by FallenAngel on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:45 am

What the fuck?
Haha, wow.

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Post by mdemaz on Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:48 am

Well, at least they allowed the name of the band to be said without it getting censored.

I would of thought those clowns would think that it would corrupt people's minds if they went to listen to the band after hearing the band's name.

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Post by Thrasher on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:22 pm

Good stuff.

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