Dregen Background information Birth name Andreas Tyrone Svensson Also known as Dregen, Dregen Hellacopter, Åsk Dregen, Jerry Lee Hellacopter, Sue Ellen Born 12 June 1973 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.
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.
- Gibson ES-335 - Goldtop finish and Classic 57 bridge and neck pickups.
- Gibson ES-335 - Cream white finish, Lundgren bridge pickup and Classic 57 neck pickup.
- Gibson ES-335 - Black finish, DiMarzio Super Distortion bridge pickup and Classic 57 neck pickup.
- Sundberg S-J2 acoustic - Luthier built with custom skull inlays.
- Fender Super Sonic Heads through 4x12" Fender cabinets - Used live since 2009.
- Fender Bassman Heads modified by Tommy Folkesson through 4x12 Marshall cabinets - Used live until 2009.
- Fender Prosonic - Used during later studio recordings.
- 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)
- Edward Adolfson Blod svett och Hultsfred muzic.se
- Intervju: Backyard Babies - se dem på Parksommar chilli
- Hampus Peterson Dregen - Sveriges mesta rockstjärna spiller bönorna slitz.se
- Peter Smirnakos Dregen domderar - Om kass svensk hiphop, kåta göteborgskor och mycket annat cafe.se
- Intervju Backyard Babies moore.se
Studio albums Compilation albums Extended plays(Gotta Get Some Action) Now! · Disappointment Blues · Strikes Like Lightning Split albums Video albums
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