For a while now I've been seriously considering the idea of taking the story told within a few closely related music albums, and novelizing it. I've heard that once in a while a music artist will write a song or even an album based on a novel or short story, but what I want to do, (though I've never heard of this being done) is the reverse. I am plotting everything out based on several albums that all tell an on going science fiction type story. I'm sure there are not many musical groups that have done this kind of thing with their music, but I discovered one last year that really could be done justice in novel format, (allowing for creative license and filling in of missing parts of course.) I have no idea though about the technicalities of this though. Can such a thing be done? Would copyright laws that protect the albums and the artists mean that novelization is banned? Is this perhaps the sort of thing I could consider writing to or emailing the artist about and asking his permission use the basic concept? Are there other things I need to think about or is this just a weird and silly idea? I would be grateful of any advice of knowledge anyone may have on this one.