Interviewing fellow musicians on Bio Channel's must-see "The Chris Isaak Hour," the singer-songwriter revealed another exceptional skill. His chats with such artists as Stevie Nicks, Cat Stevens, Smashing Pumpkins, Glen Campbell and Chicago unearth fresh insights into each performer.
"They can tell that I really love music and respect what they do," Isaak said. "We made a point of going a little farther than the usual 'Who are you dating?' and 'When is your new album out?' questions.
"The one thing all my guests had in common beside amazing talent was that they all overcame obstacles to get to the top and make their music. You think of Stevie Nicks as just being born a gorgeous rock star with a platinum record. But she was somebody's hotel maid at one point."