Since joining Fairfax in 1992, Bernard has been an editor and written on education, roads and local politics. These days, he specialises in music and is the senior music writer and reviewer.
Protege turned mentor
Bernard Zuel Almost without us noticing, Conor Oberst has already had a career three or four times longer than your average musician.
Bernard Zuel, Barney Zwartz, John Shand CD reviews: Imagine Dragons' fire-breathing pop rock.
Bernard Zuel Kanye West says sorry to Beck on Twitter after his impertinent and widely mocked 'intervention' at the Grammy Awards.
Bernard Zuel It may not look like anything special but a Foo Fighters show never fails to thrill.
Bernard Zuel A retrospective tour finds the piano-playing songwriter in a reflective mood as he picks the key songs of his career
Bernard Zuel We take new releases from Jessica Pratt, Machine Machine, David Lee Kendall and Hammerhead for a spin.
Bernard Zuel Having three or even two songs on the shortlist for the APRA Awards' song of the year has not helped either Chet Faker and Courtney Barnett make it to the nominations list for the prestigious award.
Bernard Zuel R&B singer Bobby Brown has postponed his tour of Australia til May as he focuses on the life-threatening medical condition of his daughter.
Bernard Zuel Star quality overcame sound problems like song quality overcame radio indifference
John Shand, Paris Pompor, Bernard Zuel JAZZ
Shortlist album reviews: Marcus Holden, Rhys Muldoon, Super Raelene Bros and The Funky Side of Goldband
Bernard Zuel We take new releases from Marcus Holden, Rhys Muldoon, Super Raelene Bros and The Funky Side of Goldband for a spin.
Bernard Zuel First Aid Kit, the best Swedish folk rock band with two sisters and a hankering for a mythical American landscape, aren't strangers to Australia.
Bernard Zuel Mötley Crüe, the umlaut-sporting hair metal band better known these days for a hilariously disgusting, or disgustingly hilarious, biography called Dirt, have announced a farewell tour of...
Bernard Zuel An old interview that recently surfaced has revealed that, according to the Velvet Underground frontman, the Doors 'were just painfully stupid' and the Beatles were 'rubbish'.
Gospel legend's farewell
Bernard Zuel Mavis Staples knew there would be a right time to release the last recordings of her father, the gospel legend. That time is now.
Central Coast hillbillies
Bernard Zuel The familiar given a fresh face for the country star.
Bernard Zuel Paul Simon and Sting kicked off their show with verve, pleasure and a big, rich sound. However, Sting emerged as the more polished performer.
Bernard Zuel, John Shand The latest from Bob Dylan, The Microscopic Septet, Public Service Broadcasting and The Cellar and Point.
Bernard Zuel This Spanish quartet are on their first world tour before they've even released an album