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.
Reviewed by Bernard Zuel Justin Timberlake's struggle to define himself continues to play out on stage at his squeaky-clean concerts.
Bernard Zuel Justin Timberlake delivers polished, pristine shows but seems to long for an elusive hardcore taint.
Hunger Games song
Bernard Zuel Of course you know Lorde is perfect for the latest Hunger Games, even before you hear Yellow Flicker Beat, her second contribution to the film series and the lead single from the soundtrack to The...
Bernard Zuel The fragmenting of music distribution has been given another kick along by Radiohead's Thom Yorke after he made his music available through a controversial peer-to-peer service.
Bernard Zuel It's old-school family entertainment from the singing, dancing entertainer Robbie Williams, but not what I expected, says Bernard Zuel.
Bernard Zuel, Paris Pompor, John Shand Barbra Streisand's latest album is insipid, writes reviewer Bernard Zuel.
The future of music?
Bernard Zuel Crowd-funded concerts are the future, according to Dave Grohl.
'Complete loss of short-term memory'
Bernard Zuel It may be that dementia is claiming another giant, this time a musical one.
Bernard Zuel We take new releases from Jonah Tolchin, the Java Quartet, the Grateful Dead and the Solicitors for a spin.
Bernard Zuel The voices of Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury together will be heard for the first time this year as Queen trawl through their back catalogue and unreleased studio tapes.
Bernard Zuel Creating their new show required Bobby Fox and Michael Falzon to take a more world-weary view.
Bernard Zuel Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, now 47, talks sex, madness and ageing with Bernard Zuel.
Bernard Zuel, John Shand, Craig Mathieson "There's torture and there's killing and there's all my bad reviews" - but no bad reviews here ...
Bernard Zuel We take new releases from Berdon Kirksaether and the Twang Bar Kings, Robin Gibb, Tijuana Panthers and Luke Escome and the Corporation for a spin.
Bernard Zuel It's a strange world when getting something for free is a reason to complain.
John Shand, Barney Zwartz, Bernard Zuel Ty Citerman's jazz rock, Seekae's dance experiments and 100 Great Symphonies from the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue.
Bernard Zuel The singer-songwriter's new album is elemental and easy and sexy and smart. Like the man himself.
Album reviews: Darren Heinrich Trio, Paul Greene and the Other Colours, Velociraptor and Tijuana Cartel
Bernard Zuel We take new releases from the Darren Heinrich Trio, Paul Greene and the Other Colours, Velociraptor and Tijuana Cartel for a spin.
Bernard Zuel The rumours were true: she's that good.