Members: Chris "Blackie" starks - vocals
Gil Cole - guitar
Joel Ekman - drums
John Lillard - bass History Isaac James was formed in the summer of 2008 by members Blackie Starks, Gil Cole, Joel Ekman (formerly of grammy nominated Stone Sour), and John Lillard under the name Download. Joel Ekman had originally parted ways with Stone Sour in 2006 to take care of his son, Isaac James Ekman who had been diagnosed with cancer.