20th June 2011 at 04:03

Backyard Babies' Dregen Joins Michael Monroe's Band


Former Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe has tapped Dregen (pictured below; real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers Backyard Babies as the guitarist of his solo band following the recent departure of Ginger (The Wildhearts).

Ginger played his last gig as the guitarist for Monroe's group on June 17 at the Provinssirock festival in Finland. Video footage of the performance can be seen at

Commenting on Dregen's addition to Monroe's band, Ginger said, "It's the right thing that he joined. Michael deserves the best around him. I can do other things apart from [Supershit 666; which also featured Dregen] but Michael has only [Michael Monroe] band. I'd rather Dregen help Michael."

Dregen will make his live debut with Monroe on June 26 at Kalasatama in Helsinki as the support act for the Foo Fighters.

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