“It’s really hard. First of all, there’s no home-cooked meals like this. On the road, it’s all burgers and fries and pizza. Then you got to deal with the fans, especially the girls. No, it’s definitely not for everyone. But, if you like rocking deep into the night and partying hard all day then it might be the life for you.”―Bill about the band life
Bill Walter is a man who is the lead guitarist of Rodrick Heffley’s band, Löded Diper. He is played by Fran Kranz in the book’s movie adaptation.
In high school, Bill was voted “Most Likely To Be a Rock Star”, which was the reason Rodrick invited him to be in his band. He does not have a job and still lives with his parents, despite being thirty-five years old during the events of Rodrick Rules.
Greg Heffley thinks that his dad’s worst fear is that Rodrick will see him as some kind of role model and want to follow in his footsteps, so whenever he sees Bill, it puts him in a bad mood for the rest of the day. Frank does not approve of Bill and Greg is impartial.
In the second film, he was working as a DJ at the Rocket Rollers Roller Rink, and at Plainview’s Most Talented, he gets kicked out of the band by Rodrick after performing “Explöded Diper.”