As you grow older, you slowly come to the realization that Van Halen is a terrible band. Their music is corny, the production has no bottom end. Even David Lee Roth, while miles better than Sammy Hagar, might as well be a busker selling dick puppets at The Pike Place Market.
Eddie Van Halen likely fell into the wormhole of alcoholism because of this sad realization. What's Joe Satriani up to these days?
All that said, Waldo is one of the finest character actors in modern music video film. Geek to sheik, rags to riches, dud to stud, whatever you want to call it. Waldo's story is an inspiration.