Shirt Stains: Make Mustaine Great Again


He just couldn’t help himself.

Good old Dave Mustaine. Just when you think he’s somewhat redeemed himself, he does something to make you say, “Oh, yeah. It’s Dave Mustaine. Of course.” The leader of Megadeth has always been one to speak his mind. Some may think that this is a great quality to possess, that it is some form of “rugged individualism” only seen in movies from the 50’s and in bad novels. There is a difference though between “speaking your mind” and having no filter, letting words flow from your mouth like a diarrhea geyser (or “geyserrhea” if you prefer).

Mustaine falls somewhere in the middle. It was that frank honesty in his political and social beliefs that made Megadeth albums such as Rust In Peace and Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying metal classics. It has also led to Mustaine saying all sorts of terrible things, ranging from racism to misogyny to publicly announcing that he likes former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Earlier in the year, Mustaine noted that he was going to refrain from talking about the presidential race. I recently praised Mustaine for his openness on Twitter, spending hours at a time answering questions from fans. Had Dave Mustaine finally turned a corner and decided to just play his guitar and keep his mouth shut?

Nah. When asked for his election predictions, Mustaine said that Bernie Sanders would turn the US into Venezuela, Hillary Clinton is ineligible because of (nonexistent) “criminal proceedings” and some nonsense about the 25th Amendment. His thoughts on Trump? One sentence: “If you don’t want either one of those things [Sanders and Clinton], the other choice is gonna be Donald Trump.” Not exactly a full-throated endorsement, but who needs words when you can just wear your thoughts and feelings?


Dave Mustaine and co. have decided to sell hats aping on sentient creamsicle Donald Trump’s asinine slogan “Make America Great Again” by swapping their name for his and “metal” for “America.” Two things: 1) Creating a product based off of a man who has said so many insane things in the past few months that it’s not even worth posting links to them is an awful idea and will alienate a lot of people. 2) Megadeth is already late to the “Stupid Hat For A Metal Band Based Off Of Trump’s Bullshittery” game. This “Make Metallica Great Again” hat has been floating around online since March. It’s a double-whammy of duh.

You can try to make the argument that Mustaineadeth are being clever or ironic, but the past, oh, thirty years or so have proven that Davey isn’t exactly adept at being either of those things. Maybe all his clever irony was used up for their “Dave Mustaine For President” shirt or for the Trump-esque hat that comes in black. “Death By Irony” will be listed on many of our death certificates for that one. In an effort to help out Dave And The Megadeths, I’ve come up with a few new designs using Mustaine’s own words. I hope he likes them.

megadethhat megadethhat2





The internet never forgets, Dave, especially when you tweet out some sweet praise for partially-microwaved candy corn-colored birthers.


Here’s a better hat slogan that everyone can laugh at and enjoy.


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  • Lacertilian

    Didn’t Mustaine also mention running for President himself at one point?
    Surely @lmd666:disqus (Ted Nü-Djent) would be appointed vice.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Not this Ted

      • Lacertilian

        Ahhh c’mon, where’s your sense of adventure?
        Supporting his batshit crazy outbursts in the public eye would surely be an entertaining change from your current job at least.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          Sure. But muh Australian birth certificate ?

  • Can’t we just start over this primary season? How the hell did we all end up where we are at? It is really tough to deal with day in and day out.

    *farts aggressively with disapproval*


    • I enjoyed watching the republican primary play out. A bunch of dildos stepped into the arena and the biggest, loudest dildo of them all triumphed.

      • What is so embarrassing out of 17 “qualified” ppl, is that we are now left with the biggest turd.

        • something something making a bed and sleeping in it

          • Pretty much decided I am not participating this time around. Which is unfortunate.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m not voting for Hillary or Trump. Plus in NY it doesn’t matter who you vote for because the Democrats always win here.

          • got those Lynch Mob tickets last night. Stoked!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m excited for it too.

          • vote waynecro

          • I would like to nominate Lonk.

            Lonk 2016.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod


          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I will.

          • It’s worth remembering that there are other offices you can vote for that will make a way bigger difference.

          • Oh of course, I was only referring to the Presidential ballot.

          • more beer

            You could always vote third party.

          • word.

            I am voting for Despised Icon.


          • Hans Müller

            Qualified comment from non-US citizen:

          • more beer

            I would rather throw my vote away and keep my integrity. Than vote for either of the major party candidates. There isn’t even a lesser of two evils this voting cycle.

          • Guppusmaximus

            And, now, we have one that’s a criminal before they even barge their way into the White House. *ugh*

          • more beer

            Yep and most people are to blind to realize it. Personally I’m voting Libertarian this time around. I like Gary Johnson a whole lot more than any of the other candidates.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Well, you know, talk is cheap and the vast majority just loves them a Rawk’N’Roll Talk Show. It’s like a nationwide production of Jerry Springer. No real discussion or solutions for miles. Ad hominem galore. Personally, I’m finished wasting my time filling out a ballot that has less value than a wheat penny.

          • more beer

            They don’t want solutions. Only more of the same. But I still feel like I should vote for someone who isn’t either of them.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Hate to break it to ya, but, the Electoral College pretty much makes all votes disposable never mind the lack of a cap on campaign funding. Choice is the illusion people forget about every 4 years…

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Even if American politics boils down to who you dislike less, it’s still important to get out and cast the vote for the person you dislike less. The more people who sit it out, the more likely we are to get Trump as president.

        • many of the country’s problems stem from the two-party system. what’s more fun than saying “i support [this guy]”? saying “F**K [THE OTHER GUY]!!!” hatred sells…and America’s buyin’ (clever rite?)

          • I kinda feel like everyone needs to take a step back at times and not be up tight up about everything. It seems to me that social media allows people to get way more worked up than they need to. I think in most situations people can solve problems regardless of what side of the isle one is on, if given the opportunity. It just seems like each side sits around fuming at each over what he/she said on the internet, creating a false sense of animosity that could be avoided. I think most people are sensible when forced to work with others, but it seems as though people “hate” each other more and more each year. Does any of that make sense?

          • it makes absolute sense. and it’s why i only add Toilet people on Facebook, cause i know that most folks can’t have civil discussion, even IRL friends and relatives.

          • Life is funny that way.


        • more beer

          On both sides.

        • Óðinn

          Yeah, “qualified”.

      • more beer

        You might say he Trumped them all.

    • Tronc McBeefyBeardloaf

      This is one of those times you’d wish George Carlin was still here. Imagine him tearing apart this election.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    I am seriously considering buying the Mustain for President shirt

    • Hans Müller

      Says “Product currently not available.” when I click the link; I must infer that a horde of rabid toileteers has raided the Megadeth store in the last half hour.

    • sometimes there’s a man… I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero? But sometimes, there’s a man. And I’m talkin’ about Tyree here

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Holy shit

    • Hans Müller

      I want to make 20 accounts and upvote this with every one.

  • Óðinn



  • Eliza

    Dave Mustaine never fails to disappoint in saying dumb things. But I can’t bring myself to hate the man, since he made music that I love so much.

    • Óðinn

      I understand. I used to defend him, even though I knew he was a dick, because he is a great guitar player.

      But once he became a Republican and a religious zealot, even I had to admit that he’s an idiot. Still a great guitar player though. I just don’t like him as a person.

      • more beer

        You don’t have to like someone as a person to like their art.

        • Óðinn

          True. And you don’t have to like someone as a person just because of their art. I find that a lot of music fans forget that.

          • more beer

            Absolutely not.

      • Eliza

        I used to o be like that too. That’s how I learned it’s possible to enjoy somebody’s work while not liking him/her as a person. It’s an important lesson.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      This right here

  • Guppusmaximus

    At least it’s been a few years since Mustaine spewed off about his lack of belief in Evolution. Can’t say the same for Lush Rimbaugh…

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Vote for Tim from Pissgrave

  • Cowboy Dick

    This dude is nutier’n a porta pottie at a peanut convention. I reckon.

  • Tronc McBeefyBeardloaf

    I definitely can’t wait for Kiko Loreiro to get the fuck out of Megadeth and back to Angra.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I hope he stays

      • Tronc McBeefyBeardloaf

        Not me. One, Angra’s my favorite band, so inherently better than Megadeth overall. Plus, Dystopia was a train wreck of a CD.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          I hope he stays