Josh Homme told MTV News that the band is led by Hughes. "I just sit behind the drums and play rock and roll, which is a great change of pace for me. J. Devil writes everything, every lyric and riff, and he's a fantastic songwriter. He and I go through and arrange them, and I lay down harmonies, but it's really his thing. It's the antithesis of the bloated rock-attitude bullshit I've had to deal with recently". Josh Homme promoted the band when appearing on the Lollapalooza tour with Queens of the Stone Age in 2003 wearing an Eagles of Death Metal T-shirt.
On the UK and the European release there are two extra tracks: "Miss Sanders" and "Just Nineteen". A re-recorded version of the latter appears on the band's follow up Death By Sexy. The European release also featured the video for "Midnight Creeper". The band has shot videos for "I Only Want You" and "Speaking in Tongues". The melody for "Kiss the Devil" is based on the traditional folk song "Sugar Baby".
^Harding, Luke; Willsher, Kim (14 November 2015). "From dinner in Paris to a 'war on happiness' in 15 minutes". The Observer. The group had been on about an hour and they'd just said “We love you Paris” and started singing a song, Kiss the Devil, with the words ‘I met the Devil and this is his song’ when we heard very clearly some explosions. [...] There was blood everywhere around us [...] A body fell on me [...] My neighbour, a man of around 50, was shot at directly in the head, and bits of his brain and flesh fell on my glasses.