And no this has nothing to do with April fool’s day!
The Smoking Gun has dug out a copy of Metallica's 1983 tour rider.
The one-page document stipulates that the band should be provided with a case of beer, and that a deli tray, a case of soda and other beverages had to be split with their tourmates Raven. The rider also says that when possible, each band should get its own dressing room. If not, "one capable of accommodating 15 people will be provided."
The Smoking Gun also obtained a contract for a 1983 concert that calls for Metallica to be paid $625 up front and the same amount on the day of the show.