Only yesterday, Vince Neil was telling the media that the Motley Crue's upcoming Vegas romp might be the start of their farewell. Now today, word comes in from bassist Nikki Sixx that, though a farewell may be in the cards at some point, it might be a long goodbye.

"This is the beginning of what will be the biggest probably four to five years of the band’s career," Sixx told Rolling Stone. "We’re negotiating with a couple of other extremely huge bands on doing a co-headline tour, something that’s never happened before."

Nikki also says that new music might be on the horizon as well. "We’re a hundred percent engaged," he said. "We’re sounding better than we’ve ever sounded musically." And as if that wasn't enough, it could soon be lights, camera, action for the Crue as well. A proposed film based on the band's best selling autobiography, 'The Dirt,' appears to be in the works. "The wheels are in motion for getting the Motley Crue movie made now," he said. "We finally got everything in order the way it needs to be done, and that’s gonna happen."

But what of Vince's talk, as previously reported, that he's been "thinking about my future, and that future might not include Motley Crue after Vegas?" Sixx tries to put it all into perspective: "The band sat down and had a powwow as brothers and friends and guys who’ve been doing this for over 30 years, and we said, 'When is it time? We’ve always said since we were kids we didn’t want to hobble in to the sunset. So after the movie, at some point – whether it’s within a year or a few years – we’re probably gonna have that conversation about maybe it’s time, maybe it’s time to go out on top."

So perhaps we will have to wait and see how it all unfolds. For the time being, Motley fans, it seems the carnival of the Crue may continue for a while yet. "We’re really proud of what we’ve done," Sixx says. "Whether critics like us or not, whether we’ve won Grammys or not, whether any of that stuff, we’re proud that we did it on our own terms."

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