The Audience is Listening Intro

This intro has always fascinated me. I struggled a bit when learning it, so I thought I’d see if I can impart a bit of wisdom here and spare someone some aggravation.
It’s got a funky groove to it and I’ve seen a lot of people trying to play it but the rhythm always falls apart.
I’m a huge Steve Vai fan. There may be more of his stuff to come.
Play hard!