^typo or not, hearing NOTW in his dad's van "until the battery went dead" left an indelible impression on the young dude.
Like many others he was quoted in life on that. Not just the "suicide note". *though that was likely the first time mentioning "FREDDY" specifically. It's in his songs dude.
"I wish i was like you, easily amused"
"Teenage angst has paid off well,
Now I'm bored alone.
Self appointed judges judge
more than they have sold
if she floats then she is not
a witch like we thought
a down payment on another
one in Salem's lot."
That's all about becoming disillusioned with the business. He expressed a wish/envy for a guy like Freddie who just night in night out could do it and give the audience something with a grin
"Come tonight! Come see the Overbite! Come to Ogre Battle, FIGHTt!"