But he hasn’t confirmed when they’ll get back together, and meanwhile, he’s concentrating on his debut solo record and his duties as a member of Michael Monroe’s band.
The Swedish glam punks last toured in 2009, in support of compilation album Them XX, released to mark their 20th anniversary.
Dregen tells Uber Rock: “The relations are good with the Backyard Babies members. I can promise you there’s going to be another album.
“But I’m 100% into my solo project right now, so I can’t say when that might happen.
“We can go in tomorrow and start recording a pretty good album – but I don’t say any point. In a year or so we’ll be ready to make the ultimate Backyard Babies statement.”
Dregen’s self-titled solo debut was released via Spinefarm earlier this month. He says: “I’m not a guitar player that can play whatever – I’m not a master of the guitar.
“I think that saved me, actually, because I have my own style and my own tone, and I can’t really do anything else. I think that’s what holds the album together. Even if the songs are different, you can hear from my guitar playing that it’s very much me, that it’s a Dregen album.”
He recently rejoined Monroe to shoot a video for upcoming single Stained Glass Heart, before returning to work on his solo tour. “I’m going to be back in Michael’s band at some point,” he says, “But I don’t know how long I’ll be away for.”
Dregen briefly tours the UK in December with Imperial State Electric:
Dec 1: Glasgow Cathouse
Dec 2: London Borderline
Dec 3: Bristol Fleece