Joe Franco is a drummer who is mostly well known for his work with The Good Rats in the late 70s and later in Twisted Sister. He replaced A. J. Pero in 1986, and stayed in the band for about a year until their break-up in 1987. He also played in Dee Snider's group, Widowmaker; and with guitarists Vinnie Moore and Blues Saraceno. He was an original member of the Good Rats, and much later was joined by non-original member, guitarist Bruce Kulick who would later join Kiss . Joe Franco also played in the horror rock band Van Helsing's Curse (also featuring Dee Snider), and also played on the Magellan album Hundred Year Flood.