Rush fans have had to cope with lengthy delays between new studio albums over the last 15 years or so, and it looks like that will probably also be the case for the follow-up to 2012′s ‘Clockwork Angels.’

Guitarist Alex Lifeson discussed the band’s short-term plans during a recent interview with Billboard…and as he revealed, it turns out there really aren’t any. “We’ve committed to taking about a year off,” he told the magazine. “We all agreed when we finished this (‘Clockwork Angels’) tour (in early August) we were going to take this time off and we weren’t going to talk about band stuff or make any plans. We committed to a year, so that’s going to take us through to the end of next summer, for sure. That’s the minimum. We haven’t stopped or quit. Right now we’re just relaxing. We’re taking it easy and just enjoying our current employment.”