Liam Gallagher believes he'd be in jail or dead if he hadn't made it as a singer.

The 45-year-old rocker couldn't imagine working in a shop or bar, so thinks his life would have taken him down a dark path by dealing drugs if he hadn't found fame as a member of Oasis.

Liam told The Guardian newspaper: ''I couldn't see myself working in f***ing Dixons, couldn't see myself working in the f***ing pub, couldn't see myself taking orders from any f***ing k***head, I just...

''If I weren't in a guitar band, I'd either be selling drugs or I'd be in the nick or I'd be dead, because that's where a lot of my mates are these days.''

The 'Wall Of Glass' singer also accused German police of pulling out his front teeth following his arrest in Munich in 2002 while on tour with Oasis.

Liam was arrested and fined for bodily harm, trespassing and material damage following the bar-room brawl which saw him lose both his front teeth.

But he claimed they were ''pulled out with pliers by the f***ing German police.''

He explained: ''If I was to hit you in the mouth, you'd think you'd have a fat lip, right? I didn't have a fat lip. I was still f***ing whistling while I worked, mate.

''Here's what I think happened: it all went down after I kicked a copper at some point in the f***ing lobby, I think, because after that I woke up in the f***ing nick. So I think they give me a whack over the head in the back of the f***ing van and I think they've just gone, 'F**k you, you ****', later on. Because they were pulled out completely perfect.

''They were going: 'Oh, as you were coming up the stairs, you tripped and they whacked on there.' But they'd have broken, wouldn't they? You don't f***ing have them completely fall out like that. And I woke up in a prison cell, handcuffed, no teeth, but I could still [whistle] and no other marks on me. So I'm going: they f***ing ripped them out because I did one of their geezers, that's what happened there.''