YOUNG AND RESTLESS suds stars David Hasselhoff and Wings Hauser, who play the Foster Brothers on the daytime weeper, have formed their own rock group called, yep, the Foster Brothers. Hasselhoff is the singer, Hauser the writer and player of guitar and keyboards (he had an RCA album in 1977 titled Wings Hauser).
The Brothers are one of the first acts signed to new label Fast Forward (owned by former Capricorn exec Frank Fenter).
KENT STATE, a four-hour NBC TV-movie to air in January, ran into several problems. First, Ohio refused to have anything to do with the production, so the unit scouted more than 200 locations, ending up in Gadsden, Alabama, where three separate small colleges combined to look eerily like Kent State. Then the Alabama National Guard refused to cooperate (although the town of Gadsden presented no problems), and the Defense Department ordered that no National Guard equipment or uniforms could be used. Producers ended up buying $50,000 in trucks, a tank, uniforms, etc. John P. Filo, who took the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the young woman kneeling over her dead friend, is in the movie--taking the picture. Kent State was written by Gerald Green (Holocaust).