Bernard Zuel

Bernard Zuel

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.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell review: Two voices, one heart and history in song

Worth the wait: Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Bernard Zuel It took 40 years to bring two major names in Americana together as a duo, but the wait was worth it.

Album reviews: Leftfield, Juan Martin and Danny and the Champions of the World

Danny and the Champions Of The World - What Kind Of Love

Bernard Zuel, John Shand Electronica, flamenco and where country meets soul.

Album reviews: Oh Mercy, Rand and Holland, Orange Humble Band, Torres and The Very Best

<i>Rand and Holland</i> by Rand and Holland.

Bernard Zuel We take new releases from Oh Mercy, Rand and Holland, Orange Humble Band, Torres and the Very Best Five for a spin.

Muse swaggers with album Drones

Muse's new album, Drones.

Bernard Zuel Muse DRONES (Warner)

Marlon Williams looked into the abyss and the result is country music

Marlon Williams' passivity has its limits.

Bernard Zuel This New Zealander is ready to greet you in any way you prefer.

5 Seconds of Summer review: Tattoed and muscled up for 90 minutes of high-teen pleasure

Tattooed, muscled up and less gangly ... 5 Seconds of Summer.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Bernard Zuel No one had to be told twice to go-go crazy.

Reappraising Savage Garden 20 years on: a very Australian success story

Savage Garden

Bernard Zuel Mocked and loved in equal measure, the Brisbane duo showed the world we could do pop even if we didn't believe it ourselves.

Album reviews: Seth Sentry, Slaves and the Luca Ciarla Quartet

Bernard Zuel Australian hop hop, British punk and Italian jazz

Inside Madonna's mind

Hold the outrage, cue the laughs: Bitch I'm Madonna is Madge in rare, hilarious form

Still from music video for Bitch I'm Madonna

Bernard Zuel Get past the bitching and it's a new old Madge having fun.

Comments 5

Shortlist album reviews: Alpine, Major Lazer, Alison Ferrier, Yes and Lightning Bolt

Major Lazer: Peace Is The Mission.

Bernard Zuel We take new releases from Alpine, Major Lazer, Alison Ferrier, Yes and Lightning Bolt for a spin.

Why everyone loves Nathan Fillion the super fan

Nathan Fillion

Bernard Zuel The film and TV star knows what it's like being a fan, because he's never stopped being one.

Victorious by Black Cab: squiggly and slightly menacing

<i>Victorious</i>, by Black Cab.

Bernard Zuel You'll want to be quick to get this from the website on vinyl, or at the Red Rattler on June 13.

Big winner

Game of Thrones season 5 finale breaks pirating record set by... Game of Thrones

Jon Snow

Bernard Zuel Minor matters, such as laws, weren't going to stop GoT fans.

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Failed, again

Madonna's star-studded video, Bitch I'm Madonna, slammed after troubled Tidal launch

Madonna's single, <i> Bitch I'm Madonna</i>.

Bernard Zuel How can so many stars get it so wrong so often? Latest Tidal embarrassment leaves Madonna fans angry.

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Young listeners

A radio station for the under-5s, Kinderling wants to rock, roll and get in some nap time too

Bernard Zuel It's not all Big Red Car and Let It Go when the dial is turned to children's radio.

Remember him

Brooklyn Game of Thrones fan erects street shrine to 'he who shall not be named in a headline'

Jon Snow memorial in Brooklyn, courtesy of Twitter user @butlikesrsly.

Bernard Zuel A Brooklyn fan has people mourning at a streetside tribute to Game of Thrones' fallen favourite.

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Dream duet

Ed Sheeran surprises teen busker in Canadian mall with Thinking Out Loud duet

Ed Sheeran prepares to surprise a Canadian teenage busker at a shopping mall.

Bernard Zuel It's the ultimate fan moment for any budding singer.

Family Guy sings Lauper

Seth MacFarlane sings Cyndi Lauper hits as Family Guy characters, and it's hilarious

Seth McFarlane impresses Cyndi Lauper on Graham Norton's couch.

Bernard Zuel It's not just girls who want to have fun with hits of the 1980s.

Prison song

Parole should be denied Rolf Harris say lawyers for his victims after his prison song taunts and insults

Bernard Zuel Demands to keep the paedophile jailed for his full term.