Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars recently dished on the band's upcoming projects, including the highly-anticipated film based on 'The Dirt,' and offered his opinion on singer Vince Neil's recent retirement statements.

Motley Crue just kicked off their residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and on the eve of the history-making event, Mick Mars spoke about the future of the band with Ultimate Classic Rock.

When asked about a possible new album from the band, Mars unveiled that 2013 is probably going to be a very big year for the Crue. "Well, the movie is supposed to come out next year, we’ve got the right producers, the right director, I believe," Mars said of the film based on their tell-all autobiography, 'The Dirt.' "I think we’re going to start on that one either later this year or early next year, hopefully for release in 2013. Then, probably at the same time, a new record. It’ll be like a double-sock in the stomach."

New album talk may seem like a jump in logic to those who've read Vince Neil is pondering retirement. "It might be the time to just kind of bow out," the singer told the Las Vegas Sun in December. Despite the ominous statement,  Mars laughingly said there's a "fat chance" that he will actually be hanging up the mic.

Visit Ultimate Classic Rock for the full interview, which also features Mars talking about Motley Crue's residency, his solo album, working with 'American Idol' alum James Durbin and more.

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