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Cebu : Philippines | May 18, 2012 at 11:58 PM PDT
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Skooter reporting 05/19/12

Sammy Hagar reportedly is terribly glad he's not in Van Halen anymore. In 1986, Van Halen the legendary rock band headed by Hagar for more than a decade after he replaced David Lee Roth embarked on a tour in February with Roth back at the wheel. Roth left the band in 1985 to start a solo career but reunited with them in 2007.

However, the rock band on Thursday deferred dozens of shows this summer that had been calendared for months, without giving a reason.

Hagar thinks he knows who’s to blame for the tour to experience major difficulties saying those Van Halen brothers referring to guitarist Eddie and drummer Alex are hard people to get along with, otherwise he’d still be in the band. He was surprised that it took that long. He was expecting that it was going to happen a lot earlier. As a result he lost money on that bet.

Representatives of the band and AEG, which is promoting the concerts in some regions, did not respond to messages from the AP.

In Atlantic City, Hagar was at his Sammy's Beach Bar on the Boardwalk, where he donated $10,000 to St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church for its food pantry. With his current band known as Chickenfoot, which was to play The House of Blues on Friday night, he said he tries to donate to food banks in each city he visits while on tour.

Monsignor William Hodge was very thankful for Hagar's donation of $10,000 which will be used to beef up the grocery bags of the hundreds of people who come to the church's food pantry twice a week.

Monsignor Hodge said that some families who works low-wage job come to them with six to eight children. He has to make sure that there will be plenty of meat in their bags of groceries.

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Monsignor William Hodge of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Atlantic City N.J., left, thanks rocker Sammy Hagar for a $10,000 donation to his church's food pantry on May 18, 2012.
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