Mike Portnoy has been a busy guy since he left Dream Theater a few years ago. He's recorded and released albums with Neal Morse, Flying Colors, Adrenaline Mob; he's done tours for all of these bands, as well as touring with Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian and Tony MacAlpine; put out DVDs with them; and worked with John Sykes on an album that may never even get finished.

He abandoned the John Sykes project, since they have different work methods, Sykes being much slower, and got together with bass master Billy Sheehan and guitar beast and singer Ritchie Kotzen. They recorded a new album pretty quickly, and it's coming out very soon! The band is called The Winery Dogs, and here's your first taste.

It's sort of a bluesy-groovy-technical-shred-rock kind of song. Whatever that means, I just made that up after listening to it.