Whatever the real reasons are for Motley Crue's impending retirement, Vince Neil says fans can count on him to keep on "carrying the torch" for the band's music. And it looks like he'll be doing it from the road soon, as part of a co-headlining tour that will include Sammy Hagar.

Neil shared the news during a recent interview with Vegas Rocks! Magazine (via Blabbermouth), responding to the question of his post-Crue plans by saying, "I have my own stuff. I have my solo band, and we have a lot of touring coming up. And actually, it looks like me and Sammy Hagar are gonna go out together for a long tour next year. I'll be carrying the torch for Motley Crue when Motley Crue is done."

As for Crue drummer Tommy Lee's recent comments suggesting the band's demise was caused by guitarist Mick Mars' failing health, Neil shrugged, "I don't know why Tommy would say that. It really had nothing to do with Mick's health. It was just because we all felt -- at least me and Nikki [Sixx] and Mick -- felt that it was just we didn't wanna go out on the bottom. We didn't wanna be one of those bands that start fading away. We've been on top for 32 years, and it's great. And it's just like, you know what? By the time we finish this tour, it'll be 35 years of Motley Crue. So … that's really kind of it."

Does that mean you'll never see Motley Crue again? Don't bet on it. "I could probably see us play way down the road," admitted Neil. "A concert here or concert there, maybe -- but we're not, like, doing the Kiss farewell thing, where they have their fifth farewell tour."