Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES made his live debut as the guitarist of former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe‘s solo band this past Sunday (June 26) at Kalasatama in Helsinki as the support act for the FOO FIGHTERS.
Commented Monroe: “I’m still on a high from this past weekend. Dregen is working out fantastically in the band! He is a total star and adds so much positivity to this whole thing. Playing and performing with him on stage is such a blast for all of us. And we’re just getting started.
“God bless you, Dregen!
“This was also my first time seeing the FOO FIGHTERS live and they were brilliant! One of the best gigs I’ve ever seen. Great authentic rock ‘n’ roll and tons of positive energy all around.
“I’m so glad they’re as big as they are — couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of guys! They didn’t even limit the opening bands from using the whole stage, which is unusual nowadays. And the ‘White Limo’ dedication was awesome, as well as Chris‘ little HANOI tribute during band introductions.
“I absolutely love them.
“So once more — many thanks to the FOO FIGHTERS. Let’s do it again soon!”