Despite accident, Ozzy's ready for summer Ozzfest -- The reunited Judas Priest, Slayer, and Slipknot will join Osbourne's annual metal tour

By Gary Susman
February 12, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST
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All aboard, hahahaha! The crazy train that is Ozzy Osbourne’s annual Ozzfest tour is right on track, even after Ozzy’s near-fatal ATV crash in December. Billboard reports that Ozzy will headline a metal-monster bill this summer that includes Slayer, Slipknot, and the reunited Judas Priest, featuring singer Rob Halford and the rest of the lineup from the band’s early ’80s heyday.

The summer shows will mark the first performances since the accident for the MTV reality star, who made a surprise appearance as a presenter at Sunday’s Grammy Awards — wearing a neck brace but up and walking, Ozzy quipped that he was happy to be anywhere. Such details as dates and venues will be announced at a Los Angeles press conference next week, Billboard reports.