Magazine Cover Construction Task

The task is to construct a music magazine cover in one lesson.
You must do the following:
  1. Choose a magazine name from the list I have provided. This will normally take a long time, hence the prearranged selection.
  2. Decide on a suitable cover star (or stars) of your choice.
  3. Have a quick look at coverjunkie for ideas.
  4. Pick a font.
  5. Include several examples of relevant text.
  6. Add a bar code, issue number, month and price.
  7. Post each stage when you've finished (save each as a jpeg) and give a brief reason for the choices you make (no more than 25 words). 
This is the version I made as an example: