They say a picture is worth a thousand words -- which means the following string of photographs spanning the course of 2011 equals 10,000 words. Which is fine by us -- that's about 9,000 words less for us to write. And really, the photos do tell most of the story.

The pictures you are about to see capture extra-special rocking moments -- from the endearing to the ridiculous -- that occurred over the past 12 months: a papier mache Big Head Bob Seger marching in the Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade; Phil Collins hanging backstage with WWE wrestling star Randy Orton; Slash and actress Betty White getting cuddly with a giant snake at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Join us as we take a look back at some of the forgotten moments of 2011, captured in photographs and frozen in time.

Pictures That Rocked 2011