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.
Peter Vincent and Bernard Zuel You can tell how hot a pop star is. It's not just the months Pharrell Williams spent atop the singles charts worldwide (for Happy, Get Lucky and Blurred Lines), or the armful of shiny trophies (count...
Bernard Zuel Maybe you can call Pharrell Williams the unlikely feminist.
Bernard Zuel Glen Hansard took some convincing to become involved in the show based on his intimate musical film, Once, but the decision paid off.
Bernard Zuel A band who dares to sing about the terminally uncool Phil Collins has won the most prestigious music award in Australia.
Bernard Zuel This show, it turns out, was all about space. To begin with there's the way vocalist Neko Case can evoke space, can suggest wide vistas and skies.
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Bernard Zuel Pearl Jam's accountant, who embezzled more than $300,000 from the American rock band, has been sentenced to jail.
Bernard Zuel It used to be said that the best soundtrack to a movie was one you didn't notice, because it so seamlessly blended with the pictures.
Bernard Zuel Unlike her assumed inspiration, Madonna, Kylie Minogue has never fought tooth and nail to be of-the-minute or to tell a very public personal story. It has been a burden and a benefit for her.
Bernard Zuel You won't get a classic album in full, a four-hour show or unlikely covers of Australian classics, but it looks like you'll be getting the hits and then more hits when the Rolling Stones play...
Bernard Zuel It wasn't just that Glen Hansard was against the idea of a theatre show based on his small, cheap and almost overwhelmingly intimate musical film, Once. He didn't want anything to do with it.
Bernard Zuel Songs and albums in digital rather than physical form continue to grow as Australians' preferred way to buy their music.
Bernard Zuel Irish singer Lisa O'Neill is still enjoying the fact that she's not only having a conversation with someone a few time zones away, but that there might be people interested in hearing her play over...
Bernard Zuel Williams is "choosing to embrace the madness" and "magic" of his youthful exposure to UK showbiz as inspiration for his latest shows.
Bernard Zuel There are several sins you can land on Neil Finn - the former Catholic schoolboy has been known to use the Lord's name in vain in some of his songs for a start.
Bernard Zuel Beck Hansen grew up in 1970s California as an arty kid in an arty house: his grandfather was an artist, his mother an artist and actor, his father a screen composer and arranger.
Bernard Zuel Robbie Williams could have been, should have been, a Vegas star from the golden age of cabaret.
Bernard Zuel Williams is "choosing to embrace the madness" and "magic" of his youthful exposure to UK showbiz as inspiration for his latest Las Vegas show.
Reviewed by Bernard Zuel The energy of the Boss himself who runs, grabs, falls, rises, engulfs, invites, sweats, is carried by us and in turn carries us.
Bernard Zuel Music and fashion star Kanye West has enlisted novelist-screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis to adapt his album Yeezus as a film.