Background information
Birth name Andreas Tyrone Svensson
Also known as Dregen, Dregen Hellacopter, Åsk Dregen, Jerry Lee Hellacopter, Sue Ellen
Born 12 June 1973 (1973-06-12) (age 38)
Genres Garage rock, punk rock, glam punk, sleaze rock, glam metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1987–present
Labels Psychout Records, BMG, Liquor & Poker, MVG Records, RCA Records, White Jazz Records, Lookout! Records, Infernal Records, JuJu Records
Associated acts Backyard Babies, The Hellacopters, Supershit 666, Dregen and Tyla, Timbuktu, Infinite Mass, Lars Winnerbäck
Notable instruments
Gibson ES-335

Andreas Tyrone Svensson (born 12 June 1973 in Nässjö, Sweden), is best known as the former guitarist The Hellacopters and current guitarist of Backyard Babies and the newest member of Michael Monroe's band, replacing Ginger as guitarist.

He is still a member of Backyard Babies, claiming in an interview with Rocksverige.se that the band will come together later and be stronger than ever.


Recording career

Dregen (born Andreas Tyrone Svensson, legally renamed Andreas Tyrone Dregen) was a founding member of the Backyard Babies in 1987, in 1994 he co-founded The Hellacopters with Entombed drummer Nicke Andersson. In 1996 he decided to leave the band after releasing two albums to focus full-time on the Backyard Babies. Dregen also played guitar in the rock supergroup Supershit 666 which consisted of Ginger (The Wildhearts) on vocals/guitar, Nicke Andersson (Hellacopters) on drums and Swedish producer Thomas Skogsberg on bass.The only Supershit666 release was an eponymous 6-track E.P. on Inferno records released in 1999. They have never played any gigs, and a minimum of rehearsing and recording time was used for the record. Both Ginger and Dregen have repeatedly said in interviews they would like to record and perhaps tour under the Supershit666 name again, but due to the hectic schedules of all artists involved no firm plans have yet been made. Dregen has performed live on many occasions with Swedish singer/songwriter Lars Winnerbäck, the two have also recorded the Rolling Stones song "Dead Flowers" for a tribute album. Dregen also recorded a live album with Dogs D'Amour frontman Tyla titled "The Poet and the Dragon". Recently Dregen also collaborated with Swedish rapper Timbuktu on the track "Tack för kaffet".

Dregen is married to the Swedish singer Pernilla Andersson.

Musical equipment


Selected discography

  • 1994 Backyard Babies - Diesel & Power (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • 1996 The Hellacopters - Supershitty to the Max! (Guitar,vocals)
  • 1997 The Hellacopters - Payin' the Dues (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • 1997 Backyard Babies - Total 13 (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • 1999 Supershit 666 - Supershit666 (Guitar)
  • 1999 Gluecifer/The Hellacopters Respect the Rock America (Guitar)
  • 2001 Backyard Babies - Making Enemies Is Good (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • 2001 Infinite Mass - Bullet (Guitar)
  • 2003 Backyard Babies - Stockholm Syndrome (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • 2003 Wilmer X - Lyckliga Hundar (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • 2004 Kurt-Sunes Med Helveteshundarna - (Komma Ut Ur Machen) Nu! (Guitar)
  • 2004 Dregen and Tyla - The Poet & The Dragon (Guitar)
  • 2004 Urrke T & Midlife Crisis - Ask Not What You Can Do for Your Country... (Guitar)
  • 2006 Backyard Babies - People Like People Like People Like Us (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • 2008 Backyard Babies - Backyard Babies (Guitar, backing vocals)
  • 2008 Timbuktu - Tack för kaffet (Guitar, vocals)
  • 2010 Imperial State Electric - Imperial State Electric (Guitar, backing vocals)


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