Dave Mustaine Goes On Rant Against Men's Wearhouse Clothing Chain

Mustaine's latest target is Men's Warehouse. Yes, the clothing retailer.

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Dave Mustaine has engaged in many a feud during his career. Metallica, specifically James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, circa 1983. Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies. Kerry King of Slayer. His record labels. Those have been his nemeses in feuds. He certainly doesn't back down from a war of words or a battle of wits.

Mustaine's latest target? Men's Warehouse.

Yes, the clothing retailer.

Why, oh why has the discount clothes store incited Mustaine's infamous ire? According to MetalSucks.net, the Megadeth mainman doesn't like their choice of words ("guarantee") or their false claims. Turns out he's a disgruntled customer.

Below is the Megadeth frontman's open letter to fans, posted on Facebook, about his displeasure with Men's Warehouse, which was tardy in delivering a gift certificate to his tour manager. He felt compelled to voice his disgust and get it off his chest. In fact, he won't ever step foot in the store ever again, whether or not he needs a suit for a court date or a funeral, or if he is seeking shelter from a blizzard.

That's a serious line drawn in the sand, er, snow.


I know that not all of you have the kind of job that requires a suit, or wear a suit when you (if you) go to any kind of faith-based service, court date, wedding or funeral, but if you do...you are going to want to read this. You know me, I don't complain much in writing, but I gotta get this off my chest.

A few days before Christmas I purchased a gift certificate from the Men's Warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah as a gift for our awesome tour manager Jim Carroccio. You know the Men's Warehouse...the old geezer with the voice that sound like he has chain-smoked since he was a fetus; the one that espouses, "I absolutely guarantee you're gonna like the way you look," or some manure like that, right?

Well, I was talking to Jim today and wondering why he didn't say anything (I think we all wonder sometimes when our loved ones or friends get gifts if they actually like them) and it turns out that they decided to hold my order, otherwise called by them as "pending," and told no one. For almost 9 days now I have been waiting for delivery of this gift certificate, and I wouldn't say anything because it IS the holidays, but these salesmen promised that they would GUARANTEE a two-day delivery of the certificate to Jim (it seems they throw this word GUARANTEE around quite a lot).

So, we called and asked what happened and they have no explanation whatsoever, they didn't care, and when we asked if they were going to do anything to remedy this, they made no effort whatsoever for this mix-up...although they did promise me the same GUARANTEE that they gave me when I bought it; that is that they will send it "two-day delivery," but I already was promised this. Maybe they mean 12 day delivery.

I really think that it sucks when people make false claims, that they don't care to make good on a problem that is clearly their fault, and with all of the "ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE IT" crap I just had to say something. We are all living in very tight financial times right now, and like I said, you may not wear a suit for your job or for an event or occasion, but if you do, I would strongly recommend you wear someone else's suits. Go to Jos. A Bank instead. I for one, will never set foot in a Men's Warehouse, even for shelter from a blizzard.

I absolutely GUARANTEE it.

Dave Mustaine"

Thanks for the report to Noisecreep.com.

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    I dunno, I think he's got a legitimate point this time. He should be offered a refund actually. If they claim a "guaranteed" 2 day delivery, they should be able to do it regardless of what time of year it is. If Xmas made the deliveries slower, they should have put a notice saying "deliveries may take longer" or something, you can't just guarantee something then not follow it up.
    Wonder how long it will be for someone makes a joke out of this and the peace sells title
    Definitely not news for here. But at the same time, I can understand where he's coming from. If I pay a guy to mow my lawn one day, and he sits around and waits days later to do it, I'd be pissed. I think anybody who spends money and doesn't receive the service or item the way it's guaranteed would be irritated.
    If I was famous (and rich hopefully!!) , I'd sure rat out every thieving little sod that tried to rip me off , but I'm not , so I won't .
    what does he have against mike muir?
    Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies was upset when Dave Mustaine tried to throw his band off the bill and responded by attacking Mustaine's alcohol addictions and joking that he "lived at the Betty Ford Center." The feud nearly became violent on the Clash of the Titans tour when he challenged Mustaine to an onstage fist-fight. Muir claimed that "There are a lot of people who would like to see Dave get his butt kicked, and the Lord knows Mike Muir ain't goin' down. I'll **** him up... I'd dazzle him, left'n'right. I wanna see a little blood, y'know what I'm sayin'?" Mustaine responded to Muir verbally, claiming that Muir was stupid for trying to intimidate him. I think it's all been settled now though.
    "A few days before Christmas I purchased a gift certificate from the Men's Warehouse " Maybe you shouldn't have waited until a few days before Christmas. Yeah, when a store guarantees something they should deliver. At the same time if you care about someone enough you take care of this kind of thing early so you don't have to worry about things getting lost in the holiday shuffle. Take some responsibility for yourself. Clown.
    I know he bitches about stuff all the time, and we generally sigh and go to the next news story, but he's got as much right to complain as anyone else. And think of the business that Men's Wearhouse might lose due to this incident; this open letter of Mustaine's will reach millions of people! I know I'd be furious if this happened to me.
    I purchased all my wedding crap at the Men's Warehouse in SLC in 2011, they did just fine... And I went back and purchased a suit for my honeymoon a month later. I like your music Dave, not your b*tching...
    thanks dave, now every time i say "guarantee" in my head it sounds weird.
    Dave, shut up. UG, stop posting articles about things that barely relate to music (i.e. pretty much everything to do with Dave, Axl Rose and a Gallagher)
    Mustaine is annoying as hell now. He just doesn't stop with this slamming. You'd think maybe by now he'd realize that everyone's had enough.
    Dave, your 51! Officially and old geezer. What that guy on the commercial like 10 years older than you? That's what you get for being a cheap ass and getting someone you care about a GC from a discount mens warehouse that caters to ITO geeks and lonely old men.
    I know it's Dave Mustaine and everything, but I really gotta agree with all that. He's got a good point here even if all we're talking about is a gift certificate, and I believe he articulated himself in a decently mature manner. Think how different this message would come off coming from, oh I don't know, David Draiman or one of those Gallagher brothers...
    This is an issue any normal person should complain about lol people talk like theyd mever be upset about this when dave uses twitter to put up his music updates and personal thoughts on hisday just like another billion people in the world, i understand he doesnt need to share this to the world but ug doesnt need to target this and theow it in news and make fun of it its a normal everyday problem stick to hos studio updates ug, stop being shit disturbers
    I can agree with him on this. If someone has bad customer service, it's good to alert others to this fact
    Who is Dave McStaine again? Can someone point out a song or two of his? As a guitar enthusiast, should I be familiar with some of his work?